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

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Masque Dance & Music at the Jacobean Court, Historical Dance and Music Society Annual Summer School, 5-12 August 2018, Stonyhurst College (Lancashire)

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 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

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