Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England, The Queen’s College, Oxford, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June 2017

This interdisciplinary conference will interrogate the current state of criticism on the interactions between: performance spaces; the bodily, sensory and material experiences of the playhouse; and playgoers’ responses to, and engagements with, the theatre. Confirmed speakers include Natasha Korda, Tiffany Stern, Emma Smith, Laurie Maguire, Lucy Munro, Gillian Woods, Sarah Dustagheer, Jackie Watson, Will Tosh, … Continue reading Playing and Playgoing in Early Modern England, The Queen’s College, Oxford, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June 2017

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Stories from the Birthing Room, Birkbeck, 18 May 2017

What happened in the early modern birthing room? Though the scene of birth is often understood as secret, a surprising number of texts tell us its story. Exploring material from Mary Tudor and Jane Seymour to the plays of Margaret Cavendish and the testimony of vagrant women, this event involves a seminar and a performed … Continue reading Stories from the Birthing Room, Birkbeck, 18 May 2017

“Tom Tyler and His Wife”, UCL, 24 May 2017

The UCL Centre for Early Modern Exchanges is presenting a performance of ‘Tom Tyler and His Wife’ (c.1560). This staged reading will take place on Wednesday 24th May at 5:15pm, in Nunn Hall at the UCL Institute of Education (IoE, 20 Bedford Way, Level 4). 'Tom Tyler and His Wife’ is a merry little interlude of … Continue reading “Tom Tyler and His Wife”, UCL, 24 May 2017