Hitchcock and Performance: A Symposium

ONLINE via Zoom, 11.-12. June 2021

Friday 11 and Saturday 12 June 2021, 1-6 pm GMT, via Zoom.

Hitchcock’s professed disdain for actors is belied by the extraordinary range and depth of performances featured in his films. It might even be argued that many stars gave their richest and most complex performances in his work. Hitchcock’s films are also imbued with the theme of performance, as when his fugitive men and errant women assume fragile new identities and move between roles. Actors and other performers also often feature as characters.
However, the exhaustive academic literature on Hitchcock has to date produced surprisingly little work on the subject of acting and performance in his films. With the considerable growth of interest in film performance in recent years, this symposium is a timely intervention which will bring together academics working on performance with Hitchcock scholars in order to explore this crucial element of his films.

Vicky Lowe (University of Manchester) victoria.s.lowe@manchester.ac.uk
Adrian Garvey (Birkbeck, University of London) adrian.garvey1@bbk.ac.uk

Registration for the event is free but tickets are limited. For full details of the speakers, programme and registration, please visit the Eventbrite page.