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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

Galatea, BritGrad and diverse alarums

What do we see when we look at early modern plays in contemporary theatre? Well, this is a very UK-based, and probably London-based answer, but we generally see a lot of white, able-bodied cis men in plays about white, able-bodied cis men; we generally...
From: Before Shakespeare on 4 Jun 2018

The Woman in the Moon, Edward’s Boys: Review by Leah Scragg

We are thankful to Leah Scragg for her review, here, of Edward’s Boys’ The Woman in the Moon (8-11 March 2018). You can read the director, Perry Mills, on the production elsewhere on our site, and we also have interviews with the...
From: Before Shakespeare on 3 May 2018

Losing the Plot: Audiences, Scraps of Performance, and Selective Participation

Further to Andy’s post on story, this post asks questions about the nature and necessity of coherent “story”—and of audiences following “plot”—in early modern commercial dramatic performance. It only aims to float...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Apr 2018

Performing words #5: matter

what’s the matter? This post follows up some of the points raised by Andy in his discussion of “story” and early modern theatre as part of his Performing Words series. Here, I suggest that the term “matter” might afford a...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Mar 2018

The Woman in the Moon: In Conversation with Edward’s Boys

It’s Friday, and we’re hurrying across London Bridge in the rain towards a part-carpeted Methodist Church in London’s Eastcheap: that Elizabethan-sounding nook somewhere loosely between Crutched Friars and Leadenhall (more Tudor echoes)....
From: Before Shakespeare on 13 Mar 2018

Women in the Moons

Last year I saw Dolphin’s Back’s Woman in the Moon; last night I saw Edward’s Boy’s Woman in the Moon. This is presumably the first time in history anyone has been able to see multiple Women in the Moons, and we’re very...
From: Before Shakespeare on 10 Mar 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

Angles on Shakespeare in Stratford 2018

Nothing of Woman in Me poster There’s never any shortage of Shakespeare-related events in Stratford, not just performances at the Royal Shakespeare Company or activities at the Shakespeare properties managed by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust....
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Feb 2018

“Fly me to the moon!”

Edward’s Boys’ Director, Perry Mills, introduces their latest production, in collaboration with Before Shakespeare, John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon.  To read about Edward’s Boys in rehearsal at our conference in August...
From: Before Shakespeare on 8 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 Woman in the Moon: Interviews with the Cast

During rehearsals for James Wallace’s The Dolphin’s Back production of John Lyly’s The Woman in the Moon (Shakespeare’s Globe, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse) back in August 2017, we had time to catch up with a few of the cast...
From: Before Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2017

The Sound of Lyly: Galatea Interview

We recently had a chance to interview Vicky Abbott, the musical lead on Emma Frankland’s Galatea project, and we asked her what it was like writing music for a sixteenth-century play in a modern production.  We feature here some of Vicky’s...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2017

Galatea in Cornwall: Finding Gods in Truro

For this week’s R&D workshops, Emma Frankland and Mydd Pharo are joined by Kellan Frankland, Krishna Istha, Mzzz Kimberley, and Nadia Nadarajah in and around Truro (based at the Hall of Cornwall, thanks to their support) for a week looking at...
From: Before Shakespeare on 7 Nov 2017

Getting Mortal in St Austell: Galatea in Cornwall

We are joining Emma Frankland and her crew of actors for the next few days.  Emma is spending this week and next week with two groups of actors to explore in more detail some of the themes and scenes of John Lyly’s Galatea, building on research...
From: Before Shakespeare on 3 Nov 2017

Andy Kesson and Before Shakespeare

Sheffield postgraduate Cat Evans reports on the lecture, ‘Peculiar Houses: Building public theatres in Elizabethan London’ given by Dr Andy Kesson (University of Roehampton, London) on 5 October 2017, and on the masterclass he gave the following...
From: SCEMS on 13 Oct 2017

Venus’s Palaces

She’s got it,Yeah baby, she’s got it—Shocking Blue For 1570s and 1580s theatregoers, love was all around. One of the defining characteristics of the earliest surviving commercial plays is the predominance of the character Venus or her...
From: Before Shakespeare on 4 Oct 2017

Attribution, agencies, and investigation

We welcome a guest post from Leah Scragg, responding to this summer’s discussion of attribution on the blog (see here and here). *** This post joins a very interesting discussion of attribution studies somewhat late in the day but I would like to...
From: Before Shakespeare on 2 Oct 2017

Of God and Jonson: theatre history, new things and non-events

I was fortunate to be able to attend some of the superb Before Shakespeare conference at Roehampton last week. I came away with a range of thoughts and ideas, some of which I hope to pursue in one form or another. Perhaps the thing that struck me most,...
From: Mathew Lyons on 11 Sep 2017

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