The Play of Wit and Science, Edward’s Boys, 7th – 12th July 2019

At 7pm on Sunday 7th July in the Levi Fox Hall Edward’s Boys will give their first performance of Wit and Science by John Redford prior to touring Oxford, London and Genoa, Italy where they will perform at the invitation of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval. Redford, composer, organist and choirmaster of … Continue reading The Play of Wit and Science, Edward’s Boys, 7th – 12th July 2019

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Witches at Night Workshop, Northern Stage, 31 May 2019

‘Witches at Night’ Workshop Creative Responses to Early Modern Witch Trials Friday 31st May, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Northern Stage Supported by Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute and the Leverhulme Trust This interdisciplinary workshop will explore creative and playful ways of responding to early modern witchcraft accounts. Scholars and theatre practitioners will experiment with staging witchcraft narratives, using verbatim and … Continue reading Witches at Night Workshop, Northern Stage, 31 May 2019

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

Shakespeare and Transgender Theory, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.

Panel: Shakespeare and Transgender Theory Is female-to-male cross-dressing liberating? What is the root of transmisogyny in feminist discourses? What difference might it make for transgender performers to play Viola in Twelfth Night, Jaquenetta in Love’s Labour’s Lost, Falstaff in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Rosalind in As You Like It? Are all-female productions of Shakespeare empowering? Patriarchal institutions … Continue reading Shakespeare and Transgender Theory, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.

Tudor Performance: Contexts, Traditions, Afterlives Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.

Seminar: Tudor Performance – Contexts, Traditions, Afterlives Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C. Performance-oriented criticism is not yet a routine part of Tudor studies. How might such work transform the field? When the Shakespeare Association of America opens up enrolment for conference seminars in June, members of the Early English Drama and Performance Network … Continue reading Tudor Performance: Contexts, Traditions, Afterlives Seminar, Shakespeare Association of America, 17–20 April 2019, Washington D.C.