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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

Engaging Modern Audiences with Medieval Plays: The Oxford Mystery Plays Project

Forty-six writers. Fourteen actors. Eight plays. One city. These were the components of the Oxford Mystery Plays 2017, a public engagement project during which local groups rewrote and performed the York Plays for a modern audience. For the past three years, I have been writing a doctoral thesis about medieval English religious theatre, including the … Continue reading Engaging Modern Audiences with Medieval Plays: The Oxford Mystery Plays Project

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

EED&PN Postgraduate & Early Career Symposium 2019, 11 April 2019, University of Fribourg

On Thursday, April 11th, 2019 the EED&PN will host its annual Postgraduate and Early Career Symposium at the University of Fribourg. Session topics will include, for example, practice-based research, understanding dramatic context, and a workshop on palaeography and dramatic records. Scholars, researchers, and professionals who have successfully researched, produced, and taught early drama will lead … Continue reading EED&PN Postgraduate & Early Career Symposium 2019, 11 April 2019, University of Fribourg

The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text, 14-15 June 2019, King’s College London

We are excited to announce 'The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text'. As well offering two-days of Inns-related papers, our programme includes plenary addresses from Prof. Arthur Marotti and Prof. Michelle O’Callaghan, a performance of Gray’s Inn drama The Misfortunes of Arthur  by The Dolphin's Back, and an exhibition of materials curated in association with the Middle Temple … Continue reading The Early Modern Inns of Court and the Circulation of Text, 14-15 June 2019, King’s College London

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Do you have some early drama news that you would like to share with our subscribers? We would be happy to pass on your announcements of upcoming conferences, performance events, publications, job opportunities, fellowships, and everything in between! Send us your CFPs, links to any upcoming events, job announcements, and details of forthcoming publications to earlydramanetwork@gmail.com and … Continue reading Have Some Early Drama News?