This page lists events associated with, hosted by, or involved with the Before Shakespeare project. We are working towards a conference in summer 2017 and will confirm dates in the coming weeks. A list of dates surrounding workshops with The Dolphin’s Back and the readings at the Read Not Dead will appear soon.
Please visit the page for our Conference.
11 MAY 2017: Seminar in Medieval and Tudor History, Institute of Historical Research. Papers from Lucy Munro and Callan Davies on the Before Shakespeare project.
14 MAY 2017: The Rare Triumphs of Love and Fortune. Read Not Dead staged reading at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with James Wallace and The Dolphin’s Back. With a Rarely Played Seminar earlier in the afternoon.
12 JUNE – 30 JUNE 2017: Shakespeare Institute Playreading Marathon, Before Shakespeare. The yearly marathon run by Martin Wiggins, staff, and students at the Shakespeare Institute is hitting the Before Shakespeare corpus this year. For more information and for the play schedule, see the marathon website.
18 JUNE 2017: Fedele and Fortunio. Read Not Dead staged reading at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with James Wallace and The Dolphin’s Back. With a Rarely Played Seminar earlier in the afternoon.
16 JULY 2017: Mucedorus. Read Not Dead staged reading at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with James Wallace and The Dolphin’s Back. With a Rarely Played Seminar earlier in the afternoon.
18-19 AUGUST 2017: The Woman in the Moon at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, dir. James Wallace.
27 AUGUST 2017: Sappho and Phao. Read Not Dead staged reading at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with James Wallace and The Dolphin’s Back (in conjunction with the final day of our conference, but hosted at the Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse and tickets available separately).
24-27 AUGUST 2017: Before Shakespeare Conference, University of Roehampton, London. Please visit our Conference page on the website, which includes a PDF for circulation, and see the image below for more details.
22nd January: The Dolphin’s Back Before Shakespeare workshop: Three Ladies of London at the Red Lion. For details and tickets, visit The Dolphin’s Back website. More workshops to be announced soon.
26 Nov. 2016: “The Maiden’s Holiday: Marlowe’s Lost Play?” Prof. Matthew Steggle. King & Queen Pub, 1 Foley St., London, W1Q 6DL. 11.30am.
Mon. 1 – Fri. 5 August, Jerwood Studios, National Theatre, London. Galatea Workshops. View our blog posts under the Galatea category here.
Mon. 20 – Fri. 24 June, Folger Shakespeare Library. Beyond Access: Early Modern Digital Texts in the Classroom. Week-long workshop on textual editing and performance.
Sat. 23 April, 9.15am-5pm, Chichester Festival Theatre. Shakespeare 400: New Perspectives. This event brings together notable academics from across the UK specialising in the Tudor and Elizabethan period of literary history in a series of lectures and discussions devoted to bringing the best and latest Shakespeare scholarship to new audiences. Andy Kesson will open the festival discussing the Before Shakespeare project. He will also lead a workshop at the festival with the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Associate Artist, Jimmy Tucker. In the workshop the pair will perform, for what is believed to be the first time, an alternative scene from the Shakespearean play, Titus Andronicus as recorded by Henry Peacham, a contemporary of Shakespeare.
Wed. 27 April, 4pm, Northumbria University. Peculiar Houses: Building Public Theatres in Elizabethan London. Research seminar at Northumbria University.
Monday 11 April, 7.30pm. Prof. Duncan Salkeld and Dr Andy Kesson in Conversation (as part of Shakespeare400), at the Rose Theatre, Southwark.
Thursday 24 March, 3.30pm. Before Shakespeare: The Drama of the 1580s. A seminar led by Andy Kesson at the Shakespeare Association of America.
Wednesday 23 March, 6pm. Workshop and play reading of John Lyly’s Sapho and Phao led by Andy Kesson and Lucy Munro.