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Early English Drama and Performance

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Performance: Creation Theatre presents ‘The Witch of Edmonton’, Live online, 5-20 March

7 February 2022

400 years ago, Elizabeth Sawyer was tried and hanged for witchcraft. Now, Creation Theatre invites you to be her judge. Was Elizabeth Sawyer a witch who sold her soul to the devil or...

Just Published: Early Performers and Performance in the Northeast of England, ed. by Diana Wyatt and John McKinnell (ARC, 2021)

24 May 2021

Performance traditions before 1642 in the northeast of England, and the impulses that affected traditions ranging from wedding revels and sporting activities, through civic plays and...

CfP: ‘Whither wander you?’: New Directions in Premodern Performance

6 April 2021

The Premodern Performance Cultures Network (previously the Early English Drama and Performance Network) is seeking submissions from early- and mid-career researchers on any aspect of...

CFP: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century, ICMS Kalamazoo

20 July 2019

CFP: ICMS KALAMAZOO 2020 Session Title: Performing Medieval Drama in the 21st Century (A Panel Discussion) Organized by Kyle A. Thomas (Missouri State University) and sponsered by the...