Tag Archives: Andy Kesson

Theatre Before Shakespeare

A few weeks ago a new website launched, the public face of a project run by academics Andy Kesson and Lucy Munro with the aim of “rethinking the start of the public theatre in Britain”, that is “the playhouses that … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare on Stage, Shakespeare's World | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Theatre, democracy and Shakespeare

Dr Michael Scott’s BBC4 series Ancient Greece: the Greatest Show on Earth, looking at theatre in the classical world, has reached the Roman period. This is only available to download until 27 February, though you will then have a few weeks … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare's World, Sources | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Theatre, democracy and Shakespeare

John Lyly onstage with Edward’s Boys

A new production of John Lyly’s play Galatea has just been announced. Performances of his plays are now a real rarity, but at his peak, in the 1580s, Lyly was the most fashionable dramatist in England. His plays were not aimed … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Legacy, Shakespeare's World | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments