The Elevatio and Visitatio Sepulchri of Barking Abbey Film, Medieval Convent Drama Project

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.

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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

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

Nominations still open for MRDS Annual Awards

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society's annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies. For an essay or book published in the 18 months before January 30, 2017: Martin Stevens Award for best new essay in early drama studies ($250 award + one … Continue reading Nominations still open for MRDS Annual Awards

New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

With David J. Parkinson (Boydell & Brewer, 2015) "The full range of the variety and richness of London's dramatic activity is revealed here, using the records of its civic government and craft guilds. The collection includes the major surviving Corporation and guild records from 1286 to 1558, while a detailed chronological appendix adds important supplementary … Continue reading New Publication: Civic London to 1558, ed. Anne Lancashire

REED Pre-Publication Collection

Records of Early English Drama would like to announce a new outlet for its work, The Records of Early English Drama Pre-Publication Collections website, at http://www.reedprepub.org. This website makes the work of individual field editors available to scholars and students in draft form, in advance of their official publication as part of a fully searchable, … Continue reading REED Pre-Publication Collection

Early Drama at Kent: New Blog Showcasing Student Work

This blog showcases some of the best academic and creative work by Year 1 students on the University of Kent’s Early Drama module. On this course, students encounter English drama from the Latin liturgical performances of the early medieval period to the opening of the playhouses in the late sixteenth century. Explore the site and … Continue reading Early Drama at Kent: New Blog Showcasing Student Work