At 7pm on Sunday 7th July in the Levi Fox Hall Edward’s Boys will give their first performance of Wit and Science by John Redford prior to touring Oxford, London and Genoa, Italy where they will perform at the invitation of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval. Redford, composer, organist and choirmaster of … Continue reading The Play of Wit and Science, Edward’s Boys, 7th – 12th July 2019
Society for Renaissance Studies 9th Biennial Conference The confirmed keynote speakers are Dr John-Paul A. Ghobrial (Oxford) Dr Jan L. de Jong (Groningen) Professor Suzannah Lipscomb (Roehampton) Professor Jessica Wolfe (UNC Chapel Hill) Themes and Proposals The conference committee welcomes proposals for panels and individual papers from any field of Renaissance and early-modern studies. … Continue reading Society for Renaissance Studies Biennial Conference, 7 – 9 July 2020, University of East Anglia
Keynote Speaker: Dr Naomi Pullin (University of Warwick) In Shakespeare’s Henry V, a disguised king mingles with his soldiers at Agincourt. Hearing criticism of his actions, he claims ‘the king is but a man, as I am’. Then, when he is alone, he soliloquises, asking ‘what have kings, that privates have not too, / Save ceremony, save … Continue reading Performing Power in the Premodern World, 9 November 2019, University of Warwick
In association with King’s College London, The Dolphin’s Back, a theatre company specialising in resurrecting forgotten early modern plays, are bringing The Misfortunes of Arthur back to Gray’s Inn, its original place of staging. Written by Gray’s Inn member Thomas Hughes, Misfortunes has not been performed since 1587. Expect to encounter Arthurian legend, but not as you know it. Instead, … Continue reading The Misfortunes of Arthur, Gray’s Inn, 14 June 2019
‘Witches at Night’ Workshop Creative Responses to Early Modern Witch Trials Friday 31st May, 2.30pm-5.30pm, Northern Stage Supported by Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute and the Leverhulme Trust This interdisciplinary workshop will explore creative and playful ways of responding to early modern witchcraft accounts. Scholars and theatre practitioners will experiment with staging witchcraft narratives, using verbatim and … Continue reading Witches at Night Workshop, Northern Stage, 31 May 2019
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.
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