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Influences on Shakespeare

Chipo Chung as Dido and Sandy Grierson as Aeneas in the RSC’s Dido Queen of Carthage. Photo by Topher McGrillis, copyright RSC The source books from which Shakespeare took the main stories of his plays are well-known, sometimes so important that...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 9 Oct 2017

The Duchesses of Malfi

This week, the RSC announced its new season of productions. Excitingly, the company will produce The Duchess of Malfi; even more excitingly, it will be directed by Maria Aberg, who directed an excellent production of Doctor Faustus in 2016. Another Duchess...
From: asidenotes on 15 Sep 2017

CONFERENCE Panel: Marlowe

by Kim Gilchrist The conference’s special panel on Christopher Marlowe offered a range of approaches to Marlowe’s plays, but all three highlighted themes of subjugation and violence, perhaps hinting at factors that made Marlowe’s plays...
From: Before Shakespeare on 28 Aug 2017

Genre and the Elizabethan Troupe

We are very happy to present below a guest post from Elizabeth E. Tavares (Pacific University Oregon) on genre and the Elizabethan troupe. *** What I find most pressing about Andy Kesson’s post, “Generic excitement,”...
From: Before Shakespeare on 11 May 2017

Generic excitement

Give ear, I pray you, and mark it attentively, for you shall hear the tenor of a strange and tragical comedy. Anthony Munday, Zelauto (1580) Genre: what is it, what does it mean, and how does it organise our experiences in the theatre, in a book or in...
From: Before Shakespeare on 27 Apr 2017

April Blogroll: News-Cubed Edition

¶ Dear readers: ¶ Back in August, I published a blogroll focusing on a series of Shakespeare-related news events. They happen, but not typically in quite such a bunch…so I thought. In the last sixth months there has been a bevy of new...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 27 Apr 2017

Shakespeare: A knack for following theatrical fashion

Venice. Two faithful friends are pitted against a vengeful moneylender who is out for blood. In a climactic trial scene they proclaim their willingness to die for each other; the moneylender’s revenge rebounds against him when a woman outwits him,...
From: Before Shakespeare on 1 Feb 2017

December Blogroll: Best of 2016

Dear readers, This was an exceptional year personally, professionally, and publicly. We had a rocky election. The Shakespeare community had debate with the (still-ongoing) #1Lear debate and the discovery of a square Curtain theatre. I got a tenure-track...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 2 Dec 2016

Performance: Doctor Faustus

Come out for the What You Will Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of “Doctor...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 28 Mar 2016

Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare

Anthony Burgess’s Shakespeare, published by the Folio Society It’s been a good many years since I looked at Anthony Burgess’s 1970 biography Shakespeare. While working in the library at the Shakespeare Centre I always favoured Samuel...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 28 Oct 2015

Not Shakespeare, and not Blackfriars

Andrew Marr interviewing Trevor Nunn It’s always tempting to speculate on what might have happened if things had been different, and in the Artsnight programme Not Shakespeare, broadcast on 19 June Andrew Marr looked at the world of the Elizabethan...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 22 Jun 2015

Christopher Marlowe’s Jew of Malta

Christopher Marlowe At the beginning of the RSC’s current production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta a young man, unacknowledged in the programme, bounds on stage and reveals beneath his jacket a T-shirt bearing the logo Royal Marlowe Company...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 11 Apr 2015

Culture in the Elizabethan Period: A Guest Post by Alex Taylor

Above: Queen Elizabeth Ithe last Tudor Monarch.The following post is a guest article by Alex Taylor. Alex is a British student about to embark on his history degree. He is particularly fascinated by medieval and early modern English history. In this post,...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Dec 2014

The Massacre At Paris: Kit Marlowe, the Rose Playhouse and me

As some friends may know, I spent last week acting in the final six performances of The Dolphin’s Back production of Christopher Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris at the Rose Playhouse on London’s South Bank. The offer to do so came out of the blue,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 5 Nov 2014

CFP: The International Christopher Marlowe

The International Christopher Marlowe: A 2-day conference at the University of Exeter, 7th-8th September 2015 Much current and historical scholarship has considered Christopher Marlowe’s work mostly from a domestic, English perspective. With one or...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 20 Oct 2014

Two American Shakespeareans: James Hackett, father and son

James K Hackett The Royal Shakespeare Theatre contains a little memorial that has always interested me. Just by the fountain at the base of the spiral staircase is a plaque dedicated to The American actor James K Hackett, 1869-1926, “a generous...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 13 Aug 2014

Kit Marlowe and the Demon Legion: The Adventures of Christopher Marlowe (Book 1)

Darren Freebury-Jones (a PhD student at Cardiff University) has recently co-authored a fiction book entitled: Kit Marlowe and the Demon Legion. Christopher ‘Kit’ Marlowe, poet and spy, is sent to investigate the villainous Barnaby Ithamore, who intends...
From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 15 May 2014

Recovery and Rediscovery

Mischief doesn’t hide itself away in a hurry. I recently tried instigating civil war during my seminar groups here at Leicester, and the results were rather striking. Continue reading →
From: Writing Privacy on 1 Mar 2014

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