Category Archives: Plays

Bad quarto of Hamlet, 1603, also known as the first quarto of Hamlet

The earliest surviving print version of Hamlet is on display on the British Library website, Click here to find out what a “bad” quarto is. Advertisements

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Minding the Gaps of Early Modern Drama

Was the Interregnum a “dramatic dead zone”?  Heidi Craig explores Drama in the years between the Civil War and the Restoration (1642-1660).  Go here for more (and have a look at the Lost Plays Database while you’re there).

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Shakespeare Folio Discovered in France

First folios of Shakespeare’s plays are among the world’s rarest books, intensely scrutinized by scholars for what their sometimes-minute variations — each copy is different — reveal about the playwright’s intentions.  Click here for the NY Times story

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Translating for the Stage in Early Modern France and England

Translating for the Stage in Early Modern France and England An international bilingual conference August 20-22, 2015  At Memorial University All are welcome! Go here to see the Conference poster Go here to see more about Conference Locations and Sessions For more information … Continue reading

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Shakespeare this Summer

There are several productions of Shakespearean and other plays around St. John’s this Summer. The New World Theatre Project Season begins on July 20. Shakespeare by the Sea is already under way.

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