The Early Modern Commons

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The Man with the Golden Pen

14 July 2017

We’re very pleased to present a guest post by Derek Dunne on a fascinating event at the Blackfriars… *** A duel of a different sort happened at the Blackfriars, Michaelmas...

‘barren of all interpretative comment’

9 June 2017

Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished.(Pause.)Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there’s a heap, a little heap, the impossible...

Shakespeare in Scraps: Halliwell-Phillipps and Theatre History

1 June 2017

This is the first of two posts thinking about theatre history through particular theatre historians.  Lucy Munro’s blog on the Wallaces will follow next week. *** James...

Two City Stories: Mawdlen Gawen and Mrs Moodey

26 May 2017

they procured her to be rescued by the way as she went thither And the time appointed, she changed herself into man’s Apparel, which she had in her said Master’s house,...