“Workshop on Attitudes to Nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period”

REED N-E’s own Mark Chambers will be speaking on ‘Nudity in the Medieval Drama’ at the workshop below, hosted by Durham University’s Institute for Medieval and Early Modern Studies: —REGISTRATION IS OPEN— [WORKSHOP] Laid Bare: Attitudes to Nudity in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period Saturday 10th March 2018 Senior Common Room, St Cuthbert’s Society, 12 […]

Images from the ‘Lost Voices of the North-East’ Event

Here are some photos from last weekend’s ‘Lost Voices of the North-East’ Event which took place in Durham University’s music department on Palace Green, as part of the University’s ‘Being Human’ Festival of the Humanities. The event included performances of North Yorkshire’s spooky Lyke-Wake Dirge, County Durham’s famous ‘Ballad of the Lampton Worm’, the so-called […]

Costuming the Theatrum Mundi: an Interview with Ros Barnes

[Dr. Mark Chambers:] In December of 2016, I interviewed Ros Barnes, chief Wardrobe Mistress for the Summer 2016 St. Oswald’s play performances of the Anglo-Saxon Harrowing of Hell and Lawrence of Durham’s Peregrini – both feature productions in Durham’s Theatrum Mundi play festival last summer. In addition to creating the fabulous costumes for the St. […]

More Photos from ‘Theatrum Mundi’

Here are some more photos from the Theatrum Mundi performances in Durham, 7-12 July 2016:                                               For more images from the performances, check out the Theatrum Mundi website at http://community.dur.ac.uk/theatrum.mundi/index.php/the-plays/  

Video of Lewis Wager’s Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene

Following on from her presentation to the 2016 SITM/REED N-E Colloquium on 9 July, 2016, here is a link to a video of Betty Ellzey’s production of Lewis Wager’s Life and Repentaunce of Marie Magdalene, staged by Shepherd University’s Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players (asst. by Jason McKahan):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHkGE9FXYjU&feature=youtu.be Here are some accompanying […]

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 […]

‘Singing the Past to Life’ Project

Find out more about our friends at the recently-launched ‘Singing the Past to Life’ Project. This worthy new AHRC-funded collaboration between academics in Durham’s Department of History, IMEMS and Oxford’s Cantata Dramatica aims to share academic research on Durham’s medieval past with local Durham residents through music and drama. Find out more here:  https://singingthepastblog.wordpress.com/

The REED-NE Project Office Welcomes You!

The REED-NE Project Office is now open: Room 267 Elvet Riverside II, New Elvet, Durham University (Durham), DH1 3JT; tel. +44 (0)1913344333. If you’re a Durham resident, student or scholar who’s interested in the work of the project, or if you’re going to be visiting Durham in the near future and would like more information […]

Records of Early English Drama Northeast

Welcome to the Records of Early English Drama Northeast Blog! Here our Durham-based project members will be posting regular updates regarding the ongoing work of the project, as well as keeping you up-to-date with news, events and performances relating to early English drama from the notheastern counties and elsewhere. Blog followers are warmly invited to […]