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Сведения об образовательной организации Во исполнение постановления Правительства РФ № 582 от 10 июля 2013 года, Приказа Федеральной службы по надзору в сфере образования и науки от 29 мая 2014 г. № 785

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On September 24-27, 2018, teachers from the Faculty of Philology of Saint Tikhon's Orthodox University of the Humanities took part in the 2018 Shakespeare Readings
On September 24-27, 2018, teachers from the Faculty of Philology of Saint Tikhon´s Orthodox University of the Humanities took part in the 2018 Shakespeare Readings.
According to tradition, Moscow recently hosted the Shakespeare Readings, the largest conference in Russia on the works and the life and times of Shakespeare.

The conference was founded in the 1970s by the literary historian and expert on theatre Alexander A. Anikst, and was hosted under the aegis of the Shakespeare Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which he also founded. In the late 1990s, the Commission and the conference were brought back to life; now it is held regularly, in every even year.

In past years (2014 and 2016), which were marked by Shakespearean jubilees, the Conference brought together a record number of participants (over 100) from numerous regions of Russia and various European countries. Among the participants in the Readings were university professors, professional scholars (philologists, historians, experts on theatre, musicologists, etc.), theatre directors, and translators.

One of the organizers of the conference was Vladimir Makarov, a senior lecturer at Saint Tikhon´s University and a member of the Shakespeare Commission of the Russian Academy of Sciences. This year, he delivered several pieces of work at the Conference: he gave a talk at the plenary session on September 24th, entitled “Shakespeare after the Bard: Context, Complexity, and Worldwide Renown”; and as a member of an inter-university group of researchers, he gave a presentation on the results of the first year of research into the corpus of translations of Shakespeare, which is funded by the Russian government´s Fund for Essential Research.
Natalia Shipilova, a senior instructor in the Faculty of Philology of Saint Tikhon´s Orthodox University of the Humanities, gave a talk on “The Image of the Vineyard in Shakespeare´s Plays and its Medieval Antecedents”, at the conference session on “Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: Texts and Interpretations of the 16th-18th Centuries”. She demonstrated that in the image of the “enclosed garden” (“hortus conclusus”), there is a conjunction of the visual and the textual, with references to the Garden of Eden narrative in the Biblical book of Genesis and a fragment from the Song of Songs (Canticle of Canticles), as well as showing a Protestant tendency to replace the cult of the Virgin Mary with veneration for Queen Elizabeth. All these elements, like the very image of the garden, can be found in a whole series of Shakespeare´s plays: Richard II, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter´s Tale, and others.
All the conference sessions were recorded and are available for viewing on the eponymous YouTube channel.

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