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On Social Media: Macbeth

This summer, I have had the great good fortune to contribute to Ian Doescher‘s community reading initiative, the Shakespeare 2020 Project. A website and Facebook group support members of the public with free editions and resources as they read through...
From: Bite Thumbnails on 4 Aug 2020

The Revenger’s Tragedy (Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo) @ The Barbican Theatre

In producing a play that turns repeatedly on deceitful appearances, both in the spectacles of power and in staged tricks played on the unsuspecting, Cheek by Jowl’s Revenger’s Tragedy turned theatre itself into the grand metaphor. At the production’s...
From: The Bardathon on 6 Mar 2020

Women Beware Women (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

For a play of dark corners, shadowy deeds and masque-like spectacle, the Sam Wanamaker is surely the perfect playhouse. In Amy Hodge’s debut production for the Globe, and in collaboration with designer Joanna Scotcher, the SWP was darkened further...
From: The Bardathon on 29 Feb 2020

Measure for Measure (RSC/Live from Stratford-upon-Avon) @ The Broadway, Nottingham

Gregory Doran’s new Measure for Measure seemed, at times, to be almost defiantly setting itself against ‘relevance’. Eschewing the contemporary settings of several recent productions that have more explicitly responded to the...
From: The Bardathon on 1 Aug 2019

Harvard Digital Collections from the Colonial Period

Last month the Harvard Gazette featured some treasures from the university’s Colonial North America collection, “approximately 650,000 digitized pages of handmade materials from the 17th and 18th centuries.”Most of that material consists...
From: Boston 1775 on 13 Jul 2019

Questioning the Suspects

Yesterday we watched three men—William Scott, Thomas Archibald, and Nero Faneuil—burgle the home of James Lovell in the early morning of 23 Nov 1784. Then they split up, Scott and Archibald taking the coins while Faneuil took care of the paper...
From: Boston 1775 on 3 Mar 2019

Spanish Panels at the ASECS Conference: Denver, March 21-23 2019

These are the panels of interest to us at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, held in Denver, March 21-23, 2019: Thursday 11:30 am-1:00 pm 36. The Black Legend in the Eighteenth Century I [Ibero-American Society...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 28 Feb 2019

Timon of Athens (RSC) @ The Swan Theatre

It’s impossible to get away from Simon Godwin at the moment. His RSC Hamlet has only just finished touring; his Antony and Cleopatra at the National has been winning awards, and he’s just about to take up the artistic directorship of the Shakespeare...
From: The Bardathon on 17 Jan 2019

Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Macbeth – which of course, may well have been adapted for the King’s Men after the company’s acquisition of the Blackfriars – seems ideally suited to the chiaroscuro potential of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. More so than any production...
From: The Bardathon on 16 Dec 2018

The Changeling (Middleton & Rowley; dir. Jackie Maxwell) Stratford, July 2017

Just some thoughts and responses, very much off-the-cuff, written right after I saw the show and only lightly edited: 1) I do not and will never understand the Anglo-American approach to “concept.” Taking a 17th-century play and transporting...
From: dispositio on 31 Jul 2017

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

Two City Stories: Mawdlen Gawen and Mrs Moodey

they procured her to be rescued by the way as she went thither And the time appointed, she changed herself into man’s Apparel, which she had in her said Master’s house, being about two of the clock after Midnight, and came away, and so came...
From: Before Shakespeare on 26 May 2017

Elizabeth Knollys, Lady Leighton

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, married her millionaire fiance James Matthews today at St Mark’s Church, Englefield in Berkshire in what is already being described as Britain’s wedding of the year. ...
From: Good Gentlewoman on 20 May 2017

‘Lover’s Leap’, Derbyshire

Just outside the village of Eyam, in the Peak District lies the village of Stoney Middleton where, according to folklore, in 1762 a young woman by the name of Hannah Baddeley, who was born in the late 1730s, tried to commit suicide by throwing herself...
From: All Things Georgian on 11 May 2017

Edward’s Boys and Thomas Middleton’s A Trick to Catch the Old One

Programme cover for Edward’s Boys On Sunday 12 March 2017 I attended the last of four performances given by Edward’s Boys of Thomas Middleton’s city comedy A Trick to Catch the Old One. It was another triumph for this group, led by...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 14 Mar 2017

Women Beware Women Masterclass with Penelope Wilton

In 2013, Penelope Wilton, in one of the series of masterclasses she regularly conducts in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, conducted a rehearsal of Act 2 Scene 1 of Thomas Middleton’s Women Beware Women. In 2006 she had played the...
From: Early Modern Theatre on 9 Jan 2017

In which I make a list ...

... of my top ten favorite Thomas Middleton plays A Chaste Maid in Cheapside A Mad World, My Masters A Trick to Catch the Old One Michaelmas Term The Changeling A Game at Chess A Fair Quarrel No Wit, No Help Like a Woman's The Revenger's Tragedy Women...
From: The Seacoast of Bohemia on 7 Jan 2017

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