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CONFERENCE Panel: Circulating Stories

by Callan Davies Our fourth panel had a wonderful coherence to it, with all four papers complementing each other in fascinating and provocative ways. First up were two papers on the underappreciated and underdiscussed William Painter and his “play-fodder”...
From: Before Shakespeare on 25 Aug 2017

CONFERENCE Panel: Theatre History 1: Texts and Places

by Kim Gilchrist The first panel of Before Shakespeare kicked off with four fantastic papers that set the tone and the agenda perfectly by opening up underexplored yet fundamental areas of the sixteenth-century performance industries. Tracey Hill’s...
From: Before Shakespeare on 25 Aug 2017

Post from the Past 2: A Week in the Life of William Fleetwood

Fleetwood to Burghley, 1584. William Fleetwood was a significant figure in Elizabethan London.  He studied in early life at Eton and Oxford before attending the Middle Temple and being called to the bar there in 1551.  He was a freeman...
From: Before Shakespeare on 20 Feb 2017

“Data Envy” at MLA 2016

This is the transcript of the short paper I gave as part of the "Digital Scholarship in Action: Research" panel at MLA 2016 in January . The attendant PowerPoint is stored and indexed on the MLA Commons Open Repository Exchange, and is available here:...
From: Diane Jakacki on 30 Apr 2016

Asking Better Questions

Last night I had one of those eureka! moments that bring me joy and make me crazy. But mostly bring me joy. As some of you know I’ve been trying to sort out how to track Queen’s Men touring practices in the 1580s by teasing information out...
From: Diane Jakacki on 19 Sep 2013

Preparing for what comes next

I’m approaching a crossroads with the Tarlton Project. I’m perfectly content to continue on working on this on my own for the time-being while I figure out where I’ll be next. But in order for me to do serious research on the scale I...
From: The Tarlton Project on 15 Jan 2013

Trying to get to 1584

This afternoon I prepared to add the 1584 performance data to As I looked again at the data I realized that I had placed a long-term contract at York in 1584 when in fact it should have been added to 1583 – the performance dates were...
From: The Tarlton Project on 10 Jan 2013

SCSC Presentation Transcript

The following is a transcript of the paper I gave at the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference on Saturday, 27 September 2012. “Tracing the Steps of Touring Actors: Using REED Records and GIS to Illuminate 16th Century Performance Practices” Theatre...
From: The Tarlton Project on 4 Nov 2012

Further Adventures in 1583

This morning I tweaked the map of 1583 touring dates, soft-peddling look (no more garish push pins) and adding fields for long-term (partial- and full-year) performance contracts. In the process some things have become more clear while others have puzzled...
From: The Tarlton Project on 26 Aug 2012

Preliminary Queen’s Men 1583 Touring Observations

This post represents initial considerations of Queen’s Men touring events in 1583. This is part of an ongoing project that uses temporospatial approaches to analysis of Elizabethan touring practices. I will present the first phase of this analysis...
From: The Tarlton Project on 18 Aug 2012

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