Engaging Modern Audiences with Medieval Plays: The Oxford Mystery Plays Project

Forty-six writers. Fourteen actors. Eight plays. One city. These were the components of the Oxford Mystery Plays 2017, a public engagement project during which local groups rewrote and performed the York Plays for a modern audience. For the past three years, I have been writing a doctoral thesis about medieval English religious theatre, including the … Continue reading Engaging Modern Audiences with Medieval Plays: The Oxford Mystery Plays Project

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Tudor Plays in Performance, Newcastle University, 1 March 2019

Friday, 1st March 2019 Old Library 2.21, Newcastle University, 4pm-6.30pm Join MEMS (Medieval and Early Modern Studies) at Newcastle University for this convivial, theatrical event. We are delighted to welcome Professor Jessica Winston (Idaho State University), who will be speaking on ‘Between Theatre and Reading: Early English Plays on BBC Radio (1956–1957) and Traditions of … Continue reading Tudor Plays in Performance, Newcastle University, 1 March 2019

EED&PN Postgraduate & Early Career Symposium 2019, 11 April 2019, University of Fribourg

On Thursday, April 11th, 2019 the EED&PN will host its annual Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium at the University of Fribourg. Session topics will include, for example, practice-based research, understanding dramatic context, and a workshop on palaeography and dramatic records. Scholars, researchers, and professionals who have successfully researched, produced, and taught early drama will lead … Continue reading EED&PN Postgraduate & Early Career Symposium 2019, 11 April 2019, University of Fribourg

The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text, 14-15 June 2019, King’s College London

We are excited to announce 'The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text'. As well offering two-days of Inns-related papers, our programme includes plenary addresses from Prof. Arthur Marotti and Prof. Michelle O’Callaghan, a performance of Gray’s Inn drama The Misfortunes of Arthur  by The Dolphin's Back, and an exhibition of materials curated in association with the Middle Temple … Continue reading The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text, 14-15 June 2019, King’s College London

Have Some Early Drama News?

Do you have some early drama news that you would like to share with our subscribers? We would be happy to pass on your announcements of upcoming conferences, performance events, publications, job opportunities, fellowships, and everything in between! Send us your CFPs, links to any upcoming events, job announcements, and details of forthcoming publications to earlydramanetwork@gmail.com and … Continue reading Have Some Early Drama News?

CFP: Northern Lights: Late Medieval Devotion to Saints from the North of England, 28-30 March 2019, University of Lausanne

Northern Lights: Late Medieval Devotion to Saints from the North of England 28-30 March 2019, University of Lausanne Plenary speakers : James Clark (University of Exeter), Cynthia Turner Camp (University of Georgia), Julian Luxford (University of St Andrews), and Catherine Sanok (University of Michigan) Despite widespread interest in the cults of northern English saints (600-1200) … Continue reading CFP: Northern Lights: Late Medieval Devotion to Saints from the North of England, 28-30 March 2019, University of Lausanne

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shakespeare in the Royal Collections, King’s College in collaboration w/ Birkbeck

Applications are due by 14 September 2018 Applications are invited for a three-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collections’. This is led by Principal Investigator Professor Gordon McMullan (Department of English, King’s College London) and Co-Investigator Dr. Kate Retford (Department of History of Art, Birkbeck College, … Continue reading Postdoctoral Research Associate, Shakespeare in the Royal Collections, King’s College in collaboration w/ Birkbeck