From Nought to a Mumming in Ninety Minutes

The importance of performance in teaching and learning about early drama is widely acknowledged within our field.  Medieval plays are embodied cultural artefacts: performance-based research is crucial in helping us to formulate new questions and hypotheses.   Embedding performance into teaching medieval drama can be challenging, however.  Sometimes there is not time within a course covering … Continue reading From Nought to a Mumming in Ninety Minutes

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Records of Early English Drama: Berkshire, Ed. Alexandra F. Johnston

REED: Berkshire, ed. Alexandra F. Johnston, Launched! Announcing REED’s second digital edition, for the county of Berkshire, edited by Alexandra F. Johnston. Now freely available at REED Online. REED is pleased to make available the long-awaited records for Berkshire and equally delighted that for the first time users will be able to search across two … Continue reading Records of Early English Drama: Berkshire, Ed. Alexandra F. Johnston

Medieval English Theatre 38: “The Best Pairt of our Play”, Essays Presented to John J. McGavin (Part II)

Edited by Sarah Carpenter, Pamela M. King, Meg Twycross, and Greg Walker This volume comprises the second half of the Festschrift presented to John J. McGavin (of which volume 27 is the first); its essays reflect and honour many of his interests. The subjects addressed include ceremonial (a coronation and a grand funeral), audience reception … Continue reading Medieval English Theatre 38: “The Best Pairt of our Play”, Essays Presented to John J. McGavin (Part II)

Medieval Theatre Performance: Actors, Dancers, Automata and Their Audiences, Edited by Philip Butterworth & Katie Normington

This brand new volume presents a rare look not at the words of medieval drama but at the action and how it was actually brought to life. Theatre, dance, puppetry, automata, props and audience all feature here as they did in medieval drama. It’s a wonderfully vivid collection which we trust will become a landmark … Continue reading Medieval Theatre Performance: Actors, Dancers, Automata and Their Audiences, Edited by Philip Butterworth & Katie Normington

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies

Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, A special issue of Early Modern Literary Studies Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2017 Contact: L.M.Hopkins@shu.ac.uk Essays of c. 7000 words are invited for a special issue of Early Modern Literary Studieson domestic tragedy.  Possible topics might include individual plays (e.g. Arden of Faversham, A Warning for Fair Women, The English Traveller, A Woman Killed … Continue reading Early Modern English Domestic Tragedy, Special Issue of Early Modern Literary Studies

Announcing the Launch of REED Online

The Records of Early English Drama (REED) project is delighted to announce the launch of REED Online (ereed.library.utoronto.ca), its new open-access website. The site features REED's first digital edition of dramatic records for the county of Staffordshire, encoded in TEI. Easily searched with a number of useful filters, online records appear conveniently on the same … Continue reading Announcing the Launch of REED Online