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Pass Ye Remote: A Quest for Early Modern Entertainment Through Online Learning Resources

Welcome to Elizabethan England via the digital world! We’re lucky to have a range of exciting and innovative online resources at our disposal that make it possible to explore the entertainment and cultural activities of early modern England through...
From: Before Shakespeare on 16 Mar 2020

Martin the Minstrel and the Playhouses of Suffolk

How did ordinary people “play” in towns and cities outside of London in early modern England?  Leisure is a crucial aspect of middling experience and a key theme for this project, which aims to understand the different elements of...
From: Middling Culture on 24 Jan 2020

Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, 3 – 7 July, St Enda’s Park, Rathfarnham

From dlr Mill Theatre Dundrum: Balally Players Summer Shakespeare will be performing Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare outdoors in the beautiful walled garden of St Enda’s Park. This witty and most popular comedy deals with...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 27 Jun 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

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

Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury: poetry, patronage and power

This is, more or less, the text of the talk I gave earlier this month at the Wilton History Festival. Mary, Countess of Shrewsbury and the Pembroke family were the most influential patrons of the Elizabethan and Jacobean era. Let’s begin with a...
From: Mathew Lyons on 27 Sep 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

Theatre: The Merchant of Venice at St. Enda’s Park, Dublin

21–24 June 2017, 8pm Balally Players takes Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice to St. Enda’s Park Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin for its Summer Shakespeare 2017 presentation. The play, directed by Fiona...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 20 Jun 2017

All for your delight: Shakespearian summer treats

Table top Shakespeare Now July has arrived, and some summer weather, it’s time for a round-up. Already well under way is the Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare project being run by  Forced Entertainment, a theatre company based in Sheffield,...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 2 Jul 2015

Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and Metatheatre

Meta-Play: Early Modern Drama and MetatheatreUniversity of Kent13-14 June 2015 Saturday 13 June10.30-11.00: Registration 11.00-12.00: Keynote Lecture Professor Robert Shaughnessy (University of Kent) 12.00-1.30: Panel 1 Contemporary Practice at Shakespeare’s...
From: The Renaissance Diary on 13 Jun 2015

Wilson’s “Three Lords and Three Ladies of London” at Purdue

Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, at 7:30 PM Location: The Mallett Theatre in the Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University. Cost: Free! No tickets are required, but the venue only seats approximately 100 to 150 people. Come early and...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 20 May 2015

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

History Today column: How chances it they travel?

One of the many criticisms leveled at Michael Gove’s revision of the history curriculum was that is would reduce lessons to little more than the recitation and memorializing of facts, to what Sir Philip Sidney called ‘the bare was’ of history. But...
From: Mathew Lyons on 6 Oct 2014

The ensemble Globe King Lear

Lear (Joseph Marcell) and Gloucester (John Stahl) on the heath I stumbled when I saw All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players … Dear friends and readers, Don’t miss it. If the ensemble production of the London Globe...
From: Ellen And Jim Have A Blog, Two on 10 Sep 2014

The Tempest (Gloucestershire Youth Players) @ The Tobacco Factory, Bristol

Gloucestershire Youth Players has been touring productions of Shakespeare for nine years, and its 2014 production of The Tempest marks the first time the ensemble has used a professional theatre, concluding its tour (which also took in the Dell in Stratford-upon-Avon)...
From: The Bardathon on 29 Jul 2014

Shakespeare’s Macbeth in Cardiff

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From: Cardiff Shakespeare on 17 Jun 2014

The Green Curtain: strolling players and a life upon the road

Hogarth’s famous illustration of Strolling Players dressing in a barn The players have come to town and their arrival is hailed with the beating of a drum and a scattering of playbills signalling their three nights a week entertainments. For...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

A Yorkshire Tragedy, 1953-2013: Celebrating 60 years of the Shakespeare Institute Players.

The eminent theatre historian Allardyce Nicoll founded the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upo-Avon as a postgraduate centre for the study of Shakespeare and Renaissance drama. Inheriting the former headquarters of the British Council, Mason Croft,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Apr 2013

Band of Brothers

Raymond Meadows in 1913 and Jeremy Franklin in 2013At the back of the stage were three panels showing images of old boys from 1913 onwards. I was aware of the St George’s flag being included as part of the design. As I peered more closely, I noticed...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Mar 2013

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Shakespeare Institute Players present A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare Directed by John Langdon, assisted by Karen Nicholls José A. Pérez Díez (Bottom) and Red Smucker (Titania) The Hall of the Shakespeare Institute, Mason Croft,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 12 Mar 2013

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