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

“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

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

EDOX: Nicholas Grimald’s The Archprophet: A Tragedy

Nicholas Grimald's The Archprophet: A Tragedy Saturday, March 11th, 8pm (duration c. 75 mins) Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, with the kind permission and support of the Dean and Chapter of Christ Church Admission free: all welcome.  To reserve a seat please email james.mcbain@sant.ox.ac.uk Nicholas Grimald is remembered as ‘the Judas of the Reformation’, a recanter … Continue reading EDOX: Nicholas Grimald’s The Archprophet: A Tragedy

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Medieval Ascension Narratives in Islamic and European Traditions

An Interdisciplinary Workshop with Christiane Gruber (University of Michigan) Organized by the Centre for Medieval Literature and the David Collection. Copenhagen, David Collection, 27 March 2017  A one-day workshop on medieval ascension narratives, from al-Sarai’s Nahj al-Faradis to the Liber Scale Machometi and Dante’sCommedia, will be held at the David Collection, Kronprinsessegade 30, Copenhagen, on Monday … Continue reading CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Medieval Ascension Narratives in Islamic and European Traditions