MARS talk this Wednesday: ‘York City Entertainers’, by Professor Alexandra F. Johnston (REED/Toronto)

This is an invitation to Wednesday’s Medieval and Ancient Research Seminar (MARS), hosted by the University of Sheffield: Professor Alexandra F. Johnston (University of Toronto), ‘York City Entertainers’ When?: Wednesday 11 November 16:15-17:30 (UK time) You can join the talk using this link, which will be in Blackboard Collaborate (no password needed):https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/4dc3cffa474a47fab63480a027e4ddc8

Launch of REED: Hampshire

REED North-East is pleased to announce the launch of the Records of Early English Drama collection for Hampshire, edited by Peter Greenfield and Jane Cowling. You can access this latest collection via REED Online at: https://ereed.library.utoronto.ca/collections/hamps/?fbclid=IwAR1U0Xc4RhaFemdrE-b8klzxJTN-G6MVZU9NfAuLAbcHGesm0dZkyzxtqk4

‘In Memoriam, David Bevington’, by Alexandra Johnston

REED North-East is saddened to learn of the recent passing of David Bevington, a leading light in early drama studies, based, most recently, at the University of Chicago. The following tribute to the Professor Bevington was written by Alexandra Johnston, founder and Senior Consultant of Records of Early English Drama (shared from a post by […]

Pre-pub records from Durham Priory: the Feretrar’s Accounts

REED: Durham editors John McKinnell and Mark Chambers are pleased to announce the launch of the latest collection of records from Durham: the Durham Priory Feretrars’ Accounts. The ‘Feretrar’ (Medieval Latin feretrarius, from feretrum) was the officer-monk in charge of the shrine of St. Cuthbert and relics related to the saint – for their upkeep and maintenance, […]

The Devil of Doncaster

The Devil of Doncaster In 1614, Brian Cooke, ‘gentleman’ of Doncaster, complained to the Court of Star Chamber that Thomas Bevett, Original Bellamy, and twelve others, ten of them musicians, had defamed him. Motivated by “a long conceived and undeserved mallice” against him, the defendants, Cook claimed, conspired together to bring him into “disgrace, shame […]

Knights of the Bath Behaving Badly

[This month’s ‘Flower’ is provided by the editor of the Percy Papers volume, Bob Alexander]: In November 1616, newly created Knights of the Bath may have engaged in very unceremonious activities, in spite of high-minded exhortations they had heard during their KB inauguration. So says John Chamberlain in letters to Dudley Carleton available at the […]

Call for Productions: SITM/REED-NE Colloquim & Festival, Durham 2016

A play festival to accompany the fifteenth triennial colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval – jointly sponsored by the North East research team of Records of Early English Drama – will be held in Durham, England on 7-12 July, 2016. If you’re interested in contributing a production to the festival, please […]

Call for Papers: SITM / REED-NE Colloquium, Durham 2016

The fifteenth triennial colloquium of the Société Internationale pour l’étude du Théâtre Médiéval, jointly sponsored by the North East research team of Records of Early English Drama, will be held in Durham, England on 7-12 July, 2016. You can find the official Call for Papers for the colloquium here:  http://community.dur.ac.uk/reed.ne/?page_id=650.