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After Edward (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Rarely have response plays so explicitly picked up where their prompt play left off. Beginning in blackout, an arm with a lantern reached down from the ceiling of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, momentarily illuminating the auditorium. Then, in the renewed...
From: The Bardathon on 31 Mar 2019

Edward II (Shakespeare’s Globe) @ The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Nick Bagnall’s new production of Edward II, reimagined for a candlelit indoor playhouse, collapsed its imagined spaces from the very opening. Gathering around the corpse of Edward I, the company (led by Richard Bremmer’s Archbishop of Canterbury)...
From: The Bardathon on 2 Mar 2019

Edward II (Lazarus) @ Greenwich Theatre

‘Edward the First is dead’. Announced by a klaxon, this harsh voiceover opened Lazarus’s Edward II with a threat and a challenge. As the audience filed in, the stage had gradually filled with anonymous men, suited but jacket-less and...
From: The Bardathon on 28 Jan 2018

Shakespeare’s Warwick

The Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick I recently went on a tour of one of Warwick’s most ancient buildings, the Collegiate Church of St Mary. As we were taken round, our guide pointed out memorials that made me wonder about the impact this town and its...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 19 Sep 2017

International Women's Day 2017

Today is International Women's Day. My research to date has primarily focused on late medieval and early modern women, specifically queenship. Earlier this year, MadeGlobal published my book Queenship in England 1308-1485, the culmination of years of...
From: Conor Byrne on 8 Mar 2017

The Enchanted Pen: The Reign of King Edward III

I stood up, fist-pumped a triumphant “Yes,” and collapsed onto the floor into giddy carpet-angels. At 2:59pm on January 5, 2017, I did it. I read the word “queen” and was finished with the complete works of William Shakespeare,...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 27 Feb 2017

Katherine Swynford: Enduring Interest

Above: Katherine by Anya Seton. Katherine Swynford, duchess of Lancaster, is one of the most fascinating women in medieval English history. Most people know Katherine from Anya Seton's novel, published in 1954. Anya's Katherine is passionate,...
From: Conor Byrne on 10 Mar 2016

Edward II and Isabella of France

The relationship between King Edward II and his wife Isabella of France is almost always depicted in negative terms. In Derek Jarman's film Edward II (1991), Tilda Swinton offers a sexually frustrated, ambitious Isabella who turns against her ineffectual...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Apr 2015

Alice Perrers, Mistress of Edward III

Above: A fictional depiction of Alice Perrers attending the deathbed of her lover, King Edward III.History abounds with the names of those who enchanted kings and became their mistresses. They were the stars at the centre of royal courts, they basked...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Feb 2015

Propelling Edward III (Propeller) @ Wimbledon College of Arts

I was privileged this weekend to take part in an experimental two-day event at Wimbledon College of Arts with Propeller, a company on whom I’ve been working for some time (as well as providing talks for at Nottingham Theatre Royal). The event was...
From: The Bardathon on 4 Feb 2015

13 November 1312: The Birth of Edward III

On 13 November 1312, future king Edward III was born at Windsor Castle to Edward II of England and his teenage wife, Isabella of France. Contemporaries wrote that 'on the feast of St Brice in the sixth year of the reign of our lord King Edward, second...
From: Conor Byrne on 13 Nov 2014

21 September 1327: The Death of Edward II?

Above: Edward II's tomb effigy at Gloucester Cathedral.Edward II, king of England from 1307, allegedly died at Berkeley Castle twenty years later, on 21 September 1327. As biographer Harold F. Hutchinson explains in his 1971 study of the king: 'The true...
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Sep 2014

19 June 1312: the Death of Piers Gaveston

Above: the Earl of Warwick stands triumphant over the dead body of King Edward II's favourite, Piers Gaveston, first earl of Cornwall.On 19 June 1312, the first earl of Cornwall, Piers Gaveston, was illegally put to death at Blacklow Hill near Warwick....
From: Conor Byrne on 21 Jun 2014

Inventory for a play/masque

Chaucer at the Court of Edward III There’s snow outside and I am sitting at my comfy desk, in my comfy room researching medieval ‘theatre’ – such as it was – when I stumble upon an inventory for a performance during the...
From: Abraham Adcock on 30 Jan 2014

Isabella of France, Queen of England

Above: Isabella of France - a 15th century portrait (left) and a later drawing (right).Although Margaret of Anjou, consort of Henry VI of England, was famously the English queen termed 'she-wolf' by Shakespeare, it is Isabella of France (c1295-1358),...
From: Conor Byrne on 3 Oct 2013

Edward II (National) @ The Olivier, National Theatre

Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II is an obvious companion piece to Shakespeare’s Richard II, both dealing with the deposition of a king arguably more preoccupied with his friends and sycophants than with his kingdom, and the two have been performed...
From: The Bardathon on 9 Sep 2013

Richard II and Edward II take the stage

Next week rehearsals begin for the most high-profile event of the RSC’s year, Richard II starring David Tennant, directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. There is a lot of information on the RSC’s website including a brief interview with...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 21 Aug 2013

WHAT: a benefit performance of Edward III WHERE: Illinois State...

WHAT: a benefit performance of Edward III WHERE: Illinois State University’s Center for the Performing Arts WHEN: Monday, 22 April 2013 at 5:00PM Mark your calendar now for The Shakespeare Project’s final show of our 18th season. We will present...
From: Early Modern Workshop on 27 Mar 2013

England's Worst King in the Medieval Period

Above: Henry VI (reigned 1422-1470), Stephen (reigned 1135-1154), Richard II (reigned 1377-1399)The last few weeks, reading studies on late medieval English monarchs roughly in the period after the Norman Conquest up until the fifteenth century, have...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 Mar 2013

Printers’ devices in renaissance books.

I can admit already that this piece will be a little on the pedantic side and that it lacks a definitive conclusion; it’s meant to be provocative in that sense. But along the way I’ll make reference to a few unusual instances in the history...
From: Vade Mecum on 23 Jan 2013

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