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
In association with King’s College London, The Dolphin’s Back, a theatre company specialising in resurrecting forgotten early modern plays, are bringing The Misfortunes of Arthur back to Gray’s Inn, its original place of staging. Written by Gray’s Inn member Thomas Hughes, Misfortunes has not been performed since 1587. Expect to encounter Arthurian legend, but not as you know it. Instead, … Continue reading The Misfortunes of Arthur, Gray’s Inn, 14 June 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
https://youtu.be/CF4eL-BonO0 On April 18, 2018 the Medieval Convent Drama project staged the Barking Abbey Elevatio and Visitatio ceremonies in the Cistercian Abbey of La Maigrauge, Fribourg. For more information about the project and more videos of their productions visit the Medieval Convent Drama blog here.
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
Masque Dance and Music at the Jacobean Court The 50th Historical Dance and Music Annual Summer School Sunday 5th to Sunday 12th August, 2018 Stonyhurst College, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 9PZ This is a very special opportunity to enjoy and understand how a Jacobean masque functions, through a recreation of The Lords’ Masque, written by Thomas … Continue reading Masque Dance & Music at the Jacobean Court, Historical Dance and Music Society Annual Summer School, 5-12 August 2018, Stonyhurst College (Lancashire)
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