The Huy Nativities: Fifteenth-Century Christmas Theatre from a Carmelite Convent, 13th-15th December, Fribourg, Switzerland

The Medieval Convent Drama project would like to announce its first performances this December in Fribourg, Switzerland: the Huy Nativity Plays. Composed in a Carmelite convent in contemporary Belgium in the late fifteenth century, these plays will be performed in partnership with local Ursuline and Carmelite houses with an all-female cast directed by Prof. Elisabeth … Continue reading The Huy Nativities: Fifteenth-Century Christmas Theatre from a Carmelite Convent, 13th-15th December, Fribourg, Switzerland

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Staged performances of John Bale’s John Baptist’s Preaching in the Wilderness & Temptation of Our Lord, NYC, October 11-15, 2017

The American Theatre of Actors presents staged performances of John Bale's John the Baptist's Preaching in the Wilderness and The Temptation of Our Lord directed by Dr. Jeff S. Dailey. The performances will take place on Wednesday-Saturday, October 11-14 at 8:00pm and Sunday, October 15 at 2:00pm at 314 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 and tickets ($15) … Continue reading Staged performances of John Bale’s John Baptist’s Preaching in the Wilderness & Temptation of Our Lord, NYC, October 11-15, 2017

Call for Productions: Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval (SITM), Genova, 8-13 July 2019

The sixteenth triennial colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval will be held in Genova, Italy from July 8-13 2019, the length of the congress depending on the number of papers. Performances of relevant dramatic pieces have long been intrinsic to these triennial conferences. This is an open call for production proposals for … Continue reading Call for Productions: Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval (SITM), Genova, 8-13 July 2019

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

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