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Views of London

A writing sheet, illustrated with ten views of London that border a central blank area. Title: Views of London [graphic]. Publication: London : Published April 4, 1814, by R. Harrild, 20 Great Eastcheap, [4 April 1814] Catalog Record 814.04.04.01+...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 4 Apr 2022

Camillo Agrippa and the Renaissance art of fencing

When change came, it was swift. Until the turn of the 1570s, Edmund Howes writes in his continuation of John Stow’s Annales, “the auncient English fight of sword and buckler was onely had in use”. Bucklers – small shields – were to be bought...
From: Mathew Lyons on 17 Mar 2022

Romeo and Juliet (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars Playhouse

This review is of a preview production, and may not reflect the production as of press night. In January 2022, Brandon Carter became the third artistic director of the American Shakespeare Center, and the first to be a core part of the acting company....
From: The Bardathon on 27 Feb 2022

Christmas, Newyeares tyde: A summary of works done and attendance given, 2018

The Elizabethan Office of the Revels begins an important section of its yearly accounts books headed “Christmas, Newyeares tyde, & Twelfetyde” with descriptions of “Woorkes doone & Attendaunce geven Abowte the new making, Translating,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2018

The Before Shakespeare Guide to [The] Theatre Etiquette

Just as writers in twenty-first century New York have opinions on how other people should behave in theatre spaces, so early modern London has its fair share of advice to spectators.  Whether you are a noblewoman, an ironmonger’s apprentice,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 28 Jun 2018

The First Blackfriars: A Workshop Reflection

On Sunday, we, the Dolphin’s Back, and a room-full of participants were lucky enough to see the history of the Blackfriars and the First Playhouse brought to life on the very spot on which it once stood. Thanks to the Society of Apothecaries, London,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 23 Feb 2018

The First Blackfriars Playhouse 1576-84: Ownership, Repertoire, Audience

On the 18th February, Before Shakespeare and The Dolphin’s Back will return Elizabethan drama to the site of the First (and Second) Blackfriars Playhouse(s).  We are hosting a workshop in the Apothecaries’ Hall, built on what was formerly...
From: Before Shakespeare on 24 Jan 2018

The Man with the Golden Pen

We’re very pleased to present a guest post by Derek Dunne on a fascinating event at the Blackfriars… *** A duel of a different sort happened at the Blackfriars, Michaelmas Day 1595 Do you know who the best writer of Elizabethan London was?...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Jul 2017

All roads lead to Jamaica

Bamboo Avenue, Jamaica – early coloured postcard Well, genealogically speaking, it sometimes feels like they do ! Having finished my postgraduate studies until September I was asked to look into the origins of Dr Benjamin Bates (1737-1828) who...
From: A Parcel of Ribbons on 29 Jul 2016

April Blogroll: Blogroll Edition

Dear readers, I realized lately when doing some maintenance to this blog that my monthly blogroll series hasn’t exactly colored in the lines that I first drew for it. It has in so far as these are lists of things… Read more ›
From: Bite Thumbnails on 8 Apr 2016

Women Beware Women (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars, Staunton, VA

After the previous day’s sprint-to-the-finish The Sea Voyage, it was pleasing to see the ASC ensemble shift the pace for Middleton’s Women Beware Women. This perfectly cast production drew on the established relationships and good humour that...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Feb 2016

The Sea Voyage (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars, Staunton, VA

I think I may be the first person to see two separate productions of Fletcher and Massinger’s The Sea Voyage within a couple of months of one another, and I was delighted to see that the play continues to hold up in performance. The American Shakespeare...
From: The Bardathon on 26 Feb 2016

Shakespeare’s Joan of Arc (Henry VI, Part 1) (American Shakespeare Center) @ the Blackfriars, Staunton VA

NB this review is of a preview performance, and does not reflect the play as of press night The resident company at the Blackfriars works exceptionally hard. Twelve actors are currently performing four Shakespeare plays in repertory six days of the week;...
From: The Bardathon on 13 Sep 2015

Antony and Cleopatra (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars, Staunton VA

Although Staunton’s Blackfriars was constructed first, my experience of it comes through having seen several shows previously in the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Virginia’s theatre feels very like the Wanamaker, if the Wanamaker...
From: The Bardathon on 13 Sep 2015

Happy Feast of St. Dominic

Today is the feast of St. Dominic, who along with St. Francis of Assisi was the great mendicant founder of the Medieval era. Next year, his Order of Preachers celebrates its 800th jubilee! On the day after he died, August 5, 1221, the Order of Preachers...

Shakespeare, the Blackfriars and the theatre of experience

It has always bemused me that there is so little formal – or, for that matter, informal – dialogue and collaboration between historians and literary scholars. Each are aware of the others’ work, certainly; but the intellectual, cultural and administrative...
From: Mathew Lyons on 17 Nov 2014

Fact and Factitiousness: Theatre History and Irresponsible Scholarship

Generally, I think of the posts I write on my blog as related to but separate from my academic work. With the exception of a few conference papers and a handful of other pieces, what I publish here shares some intellectual common ground with my research...
From: dispositio on 10 Nov 2014

John Lyly and Early Modern Authorship: an interview with Andy Kesson

Last week saw the launch of Andy Kesson’s brilliant new book John Lyly and Early Modern Authorship, which makes an eloquent and powerful case for both the quality of Lyly’s work and its importance to early modern literature as we understand it. It...
From: Mathew Lyons on 9 Jun 2014

Duchess of Malfi (Webster/Dromgoole), Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Feb 2014

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, the Globe’s new indoor space, is really as small as all the reviews say. I thought the critics were exaggerating, but no: it’s tiny, a mere 40 by 55 feet. To be fair, that makes it no smaller than many a blackbox...
From: dispositio on 15 Feb 2014

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