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A slice of Christmas (b)log

This has been the only full year of our two year research project, and we have been busy. This blog offers a summary of the year’s blog activity, from furries to archives, from handwriting competitions to virgin sacrifice. And whatever else you...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Dec 2017

Performing words #2: No room in the inns?

This blog forms part of a series on theatrical words. For the introduction to that series, see our introduction to the thread. It’s nearly Christmas, and I’m writing to ask if there might be room for the inns in our accounts of early London...
From: Before Shakespeare on 18 Dec 2017

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

Layla Moallem, ‘Sonnet 130’ (featuring Jah-Zee)

By Layla Moallem Picture By Danielle Raab Sonnet 130 This single is the outcome of a beautiful encounter between Layla and the highly acclaimed musical producer and Balkan Beat Box founding member Tamir Muskat. What started as an improvised session...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Dec 2017

Performing words #1: what is an actor?

This post explores some of the issues also raised in the various essays in our first project publication, the Forum in Shakespeare Studies 45 (2017). We are grateful to Diana Henderson and James Siemon for allowing us the opportunity to publish these...
From: Before Shakespeare on 11 Dec 2017

Performing words: introduction to a new thread on theatre and language

This series of posts explores some of the issues raised in our first project publication, the Forum in Shakespeare Studies 45 (2017) devoted to 1580s drama. We are grateful to Diana Henderson and James Siemon for allowing us the opportunity to publish...
From: Before Shakespeare on 6 Dec 2017

The Huy Nativities: Fifteenth-Century Christmas Theatre from a Carmelite Convent, 13th-15th December, Fribourg, Switzerland

The Medieval Convent Drama project would like to announce its first performances this December in Fribourg, Switzerland: the Huy Nativity Plays. Composed in a Carmelite convent in contemporary Belgium in the late fifteenth century, these plays will be...

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

Theatregoing with Luke McKernan

Luke McKernan Following on from my post about the MOOC that began 23 October 2017, I’ve only just discovered a relatively new site that reproduces lots of material relating to going to the theatre, put together by the British Library’s prolific...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 23 Oct 2017

Shakespeare: Print and Performance

The 1599 Second Quarto of Romeo and Juliet For many years, even centuries, there was a huge divide between Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed and how they appeared in print. Scholars wrestled with the numerous different editions of the...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 16 Oct 2017

Staged performances of John Bale’s John Baptist’s Preaching in the Wilderness & Temptation of Our Lord, NYC, October 11-15, 2017

The American Theatre of Actors presents staged performances of John Bale’s John the Baptist’s Preaching in the Wilderness and The Temptation of Our Lord directed by Dr. Jeff S. Dailey. The performances will take place on...

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

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

Q&A with Coll Thrush

Today Coll Thrush speaks with The Junto about his most recent book, Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire, which examines that city’s history through the experiences of Indigenous travelers—willing or otherwise—from...
From: The Junto on 12 Sep 2017

Go dare; or, how scholarship lost the plot

Warning: contains plot spoilers ‘Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it’s awful’. These lines were not written to describe the plays of John Lyly, but they would make an effective advertising slogan based on the scholarly consensus...
From: Before Shakespeare on 28 Aug 2017

Call for Productions: Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval (SITM), Genova, 8-13 July 2019

The sixteenth triennial colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval will be held in Genova, Italy from July 8-13 2019, the length of the congress depending on the...


QUESTIONS By Jillian Snyder   Jillian Snyder peering through ‘History Play’ (2001) by Jane Lawrence, in the grounds of Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Jillian Snyder is a Ph.D. student at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and was...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Aug 2017

Pop Up Globe in Melbourne

Pop-up Globe | Melbourne 21 Sep – 12 Nov 2017 Pop-up Globe, the world’s first full-scale temporary working replica of one of the greatest theatres in history, the second Globe, will soon pop-up right next door to the iconic Sidney Myer Music...
From: ANZAMEMS Inc on 1 Aug 2017

Performing Restoration Shakespeare: Applications for Summer Workshop at The Globe

The AHRC-funded project ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’ (2017-2020) invites applications from UK and EU researchers (including PhD students in their second year or beyond) to participate in a scholar-artist workshop at Shakespeare’s...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 10 Jul 2017

Appel à communication : « La performance : un espace de visibilité pour les femmes artistes ? » (Paris, avril 2018)

Mierle Laderman UkelesHartford Wash: Washing, Tracks, Maintenance (Outside), 1973Part of Maintenance Art performance series, 1973-1974Performance at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CTCourtesy of Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York Appel à communication...
From: Le blog de l'APAHAU on 29 Jun 2017

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