The Thomas Nashe Project

Here is a link to a ‘digital exhibition’ which contextualises some of the Nashe project work, providing a narrative connecting some of the resources which have been produced.


A Bit Lit – Episodes concerning Edward’s Boys

We are so honoured to be part of this wonderful resource. All our thanks to Dr Andy Kesson!

Episode 24 Episode 130 Episode 131

Montpellier – “Trust Me, I’m a Doctor!”

Filmed at La Maison des Choeurs, Montpellier.

Act 1 (youtube) Act 2 (youtube)

Film of the exploratory workshop which Edward’s Boys undertook in the medieval anatomy theatre at Montpellier Medical School, the oldest medical school in France.

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Early Drama at Oxford (EDOX)

EDOX is a research project dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration of medieval and early modern drama at Oxford, combining the techniques of performance, film-making, archival research, translation and editing.


The Dutch Courtesan

Site created by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) at the University of York both to record the preparation and development of the Department’s production of John Marston’s comedy, which will be performed in its largest theatre on 20, 21, and 22 June 2013 and to encourage renewed exploration of the play and of the worlds and traditions from which it sprang.

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Cahiers Elisabethains

Founded in 1972 and published uninterruptedly ever since, Cahiers Élisabéthains is an international, peer-reviewed English-language scholarly journal publishing articles and reviews on all aspects of the English Renaissance. The term is given its broadest connotation: subjects have ranged from Chaucer to Restoration drama and beyond. The literature and drama of the Elizabethan period is, however, the focal point of its interest.

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The Bardathon

The Bardathon is Dr Peter Kirwan’s Shakespeare review blog. Originally set up in 2006 to chronicle the RSC Complete Works Festival, The Bardathon chronicles new productions of early modern plays around the UK, as well as related films, documentaries, books and events. The blog aims to combine the analysis of academic criticism with the quick format of the journalistic review.

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Marlowe Society of America

A non-profit organization of scholars formed thirty years ago to promote research and scholarship on Marlowe’s life, works, and times, as well as his relationships with his fellow playwrights and his crucial role in early modern stage history.

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Before Shakespeare

Before Shakespeare asks how and why commercial playhouses came to be built in London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The project engages in performance and archival research to explore the world of sixteenth-century playhouses and asks what happens if we privilege the origins of those playhouses, thinking about them as entrepreneurial, architectural, and creative innovations and considering the changes they brought about in the way people wrote, performed, watched, and (eventually) read plays.

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The Oxford Marston

The Oxford Marston Project will create the first complete critical edition of the works of John Marston (1576-1634). Marston’s works have never been properly edited as a body. The last collected edition was published in the 1930s, but its contents are incomplete, its textual work is unreliable, and its scholarship is long out of date. The new edition will bring together all Marston’s poems and plays for the first time, and will scrutinize exhaustively the many early printed editions, and the handful of manuscripts, in which his works survive.

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The Thomas Nashe Project

At the centre of this ambitious project is the new critical edition of the works of Thomas Nashe which will be published by Oxford University Press. Over the next few years, the team will be putting together six volumes of Nashe’s writing, from closet drama and erotic poetry, to satire and the early novel.

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Behind the Arras

Behind The Arras is a theatrical website formed September 2009 by retired Birmingham Post & Mail journalists Roger Clarke and the late John Slim covering professional and amateur theatre mainly in the Midlands from Derby and Lichfield to Worcester and Malvern but occasionally beyond.

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Nick Browning Photography

Sports, stage and portrait photographer based in the West Midlands.

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Fringe Review

A reviews publication that actively seeks out good theatre.

Established in 2006, FringeReview is a team of writers, performers, directors, producers and theatre practitioners who are passionate about theatre.

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Performing Early Modern Drama Beyond Shakespeare

This Element provides the first in-depth study of the present-day all-boy company, Edward’s Boys, who are based at King Edward VI School (‘Shakespeare’s School’) in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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