We’ve just finished our four-day conference, bookended by two productions of early plays. Summaries of and responses to our conference can be found here and a Storify can be found here.

Before Shakespeare asks how and why commercial playhouses came to be built in London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.  We engage in performance and archival research to explore the world of sixteenth-century playhouses and the plays performed in them.

Find out more about our season of staged readings at The Globe with James Wallace, including a word on our first play, The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune, here.

See what we’ve been up to with Galatea on the Galatea section of our blog, Galatea Gallery, or YouTube 

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Contact us on beforeshakespeare@gmail.com.


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