New Publication: Early Performers and Performance in the Northeast of England

The REED N-E Team are pleased to announce the recent publication of Early Performers and Performance in the Northeast of England by ARC Humanities Press. You can get your copy here: https://arc-humanities.org/products/e-6997-110100-60-6826/. Here is the publisher’s description: ‘Description This collection explores the evidence for a wide variety of performance traditions up to 1642 in the […]

Flower of the Month: a New Year’s Day play in the East Riding of Yorkshire

Among the usual records of fornication, adultery, playing cards during service times, marrying without having the banns read properly and similar infringements, the Archbishop of York’s Visitation Book for 1615 has a most intriguing entry1:  This is kind of entry REED editors trawl Visitation books in the hope of finding, but what can we make of it? […]

Photos from ‘Theatrum Mundi’

The 2016 SITM/REED North-East Colloquium and ‘Theatrum Mundi’ play festival took place in Durham last week and proved a great success. We at REED N-E would like to thank all participants, performers, producers, directors and well-wishers for a wonderful experience with some truly memorable early drama on display. Here are some images of some of […]

REED Civic London Book Launch

On Monday, 14th September, members of the REED N-E team attended the launch of Anne Lancashire’s monumental, 3-volume set of Records of English Drama: Civic London to 1558.   This gala event took place in the magnificent Skinners’ Hall, on Dowgate Hill in London, and was hosted by Professor John McGavin, Chair of REED’s executive […]