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

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

Shakespeare, Media, Performance and Technology Conference, Shakespeare Bulletin, University of Exeter, 24 June 2017

  Shakespeare Bulletin is delighted to welcome scholars from around the world to examine the recent significant changes in how Shakespeare’s plays are performed and disseminated through old and new technologies and media. Marking the end of Pascale Aebischer’s term as General Editor of Shakespeare Bulletin, this one-day event responds to the technological turn in … Continue reading Shakespeare, Media, Performance and Technology Conference, Shakespeare Bulletin, University of Exeter, 24 June 2017

CfP: ‘Extra/Ordinary Bodies and Medieval Performance’, American Society For Theatre Research (ASTR) Annual Conference Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-19, 2017

Medieval performance is at once ordinary and extraordinary, a site of both critical discomfort and affective familiarity. This segment of our performance past remains “monstrous”, made foreign by history despite striking similarities to contemporary ways of being. Historians and practitioners confront this problem of “difference” with regard to medieval dramatic activity and performance practices, staging … Continue reading CfP: ‘Extra/Ordinary Bodies and Medieval Performance’, American Society For Theatre Research (ASTR) Annual Conference Atlanta, Georgia, November 16-19, 2017

Drama & Performance Studies at the ICMS, Kalamazoo

A selection of panels, papers, roundtables and events for early drama researchers heading to the 2017 International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo.  Apologies if I have missed any! If you are attending Kalamazoo and would like to submit a write-up of the event to be posted on our blog, including performance reviews, please get in … Continue reading Drama & Performance Studies at the ICMS, Kalamazoo

Records of Early English Drama, North-East at the ICMS, Kalamazoo

Session 411, 1:30pm, Saturday 13th May, Schneider 1125 Sponsor: Dept. of English Studies, Durham Univ. Organizer: Mark C. Chambers, Durham Univ. Presider: Alexandra Johnston, Records of Early English Drama Records of Early English Drama North-East, a five-year project based at Durham University, is researching and collecting all the surviving records of performance from Durham, Northumberland and … Continue reading Records of Early English Drama, North-East at the ICMS, Kalamazoo

CfP: The Blackfriars Conference

24th - 29th October 2017 ASC Education and Research extends this call for papers on matters to do with the performance of early modern drama (historical, architectural, political, dramatical, sartorial, medical, linguistical, comical, pastoral) to all interested parties for our biennial conference to be held at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, 24 October – … Continue reading CfP: The Blackfriars Conference