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

Grobiana’s Nuptials by Charles May

Edward's Boys (in collaboration with EDOX) are proud to announce their forthcoming production of Charles May's Grobiana's Nuptials. First staged at St. John’s College in January 1637, and written by a then Oxford undergraduate, Grobiana's Nuptials mixes lavatorial humour with clever references to professional theatre and popular literature of the time. There will be just … Continue reading Grobiana’s Nuptials by Charles May

CfP: Cultures of Performance: a Celebration of the Work of Philip Butterworth

Medieval English Theatre Society Annual Meeting, University of Glasgow, 25th March 2017 The 2017 meeting honours Philip Butterworth, recently retired from Leeds University, and formerly of Bretton Hall College. Philip has been a loyal contributor to Medieval English Theatre, and was one of those present at the first meeting in Lancaster in 1978. His numerous … Continue reading CfP: Cultures of Performance: a Celebration of the Work of Philip Butterworth