Beef, Feminism, London, Plays, Research

Review: The Changeling, 2015, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

After a long gestation period, I'm thrilled to announce that my review of the 2015 production of The Changeling at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has been published in the latest issue of Early Modern Literary Studies! This was a pretty emotional review for me to write, partly because I had such strong feelings about the production, and partly… Continue reading Review: The Changeling, 2015, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

London, Plays

Measure for Measure for Measure for Measure

It's a big year for Shakespeare's (and Middleton's!) "problem play". Cheek by Jowl brought their Russian-language production to London in the spring, Shakespeare's Globe played their version during the summer, and the Young Vic's production is currently in the final weeks of its run. I finally got the chance to see the Young Vic production… Continue reading Measure for Measure for Measure for Measure

Conferences, Impact, London

CFP: STR New Researchers’ Network Inaugural Symposium

STR New Researchers' NetworkInaugural Symposium “EMERGENCE” 20 May 2014The Theatres TrustLondonCall for PapersThe recently founded New Researchers’ Network of the Society for Theatre Research is pleased to announce its inaugural symposium on the theme of ‘Emergence’. As a term ‘Emergence’ is multi-dimensional, referring simultaneously to a movement away from or out of something else, an escape from… Continue reading CFP: STR New Researchers’ Network Inaugural Symposium

Exeter, London, Work

STR New Researchers’ Network Launch

Hello, followers and casual readers of my blog! I'm pleased to announce that today marks the launch of a project that I've been involved with for the past several months: the STR New Researchers' Network! On behalf of the Committee, I invite you to read the information below and get in touch if you're interested… Continue reading STR New Researchers’ Network Launch

Beef, London, Plays

My Problem with the Wanamaker (maybe)

I'm writing a lot lately about the complex relationships between Shakespeare and his contemporaries (a phrase I hate, actually...they could just as easily be Middleton's or Jonson's contemporaries, surely?). One of the problems that has come up again and again is the message implicit in major companies' policy on producing Jonson's or Middleton's or Marlowe's… Continue reading My Problem with the Wanamaker (maybe)

Exeter, London, Plays, Work

Research Musings: Shakespeare, and…

This one will be brief, but I made a pact with myself to write something every single day, so here goes: In doing some preliminary online examinations of archives today (Bristol Theatre Collection, RSC/Birthplace Trust, etc.) it occurred to me to see what the Globe had available online. While I knew that the (new) Globe had… Continue reading Research Musings: Shakespeare, and…

London, Plays

Witness Faustus’ manly fortitude

I had the great pleasure yesterday afternoon of seeing the final performance of the season at Shakespeare's Globe: their version Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, directed by Matthew Dunster and starring Doctor Who's Arthur Darvill as Mephistopheles and Paul Hilton as Faustus. My friend Kathrin and I started queuing about two and a half hours before the… Continue reading Witness Faustus’ manly fortitude