Before Shakespeare: The Beginnings of the London Commercial Theatre is the first major project to ask how and why public playhouses came to open in London, taking seriously the often repeated but rarely interrogated claim that the playhouses that opened in the second half of the sixteenth century were the first purpose-built public spaces for performance in Europe since the Roman Empire.
Before Shakespeare is interested in a two-way conversation between archival research and performance workshops exploring the plays of this early period. We will also take advantage of the archaeological remains of the original playhouses, which have been discovered in the last thirty years.
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23 February 2023
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10 December 2022
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20 September 2021
Galatea (c.1584) enjoyed some more research and development with actors in August 2021, as it heads towards a production in collaboration with Wildworks, when director Emma Frankland...
27 August 2021
Emma Frankland and Subira Wahogo look back on our two-week residency.