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Early English Drama and Performance

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

20 April 2019

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...

From Nought to a Mumming in Ninety Minutes

19 April 2019

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...

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

27 February 2019

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...

Tudor Plays in Performance, Newcastle University, 1 March 2019

4 February 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....