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Before Shakespeare

Before Shakespeare
We explore these questions through an innovative two-way conversation between archival research and performance workshops exploring the plays of this early period.  Working alongside Shakespeare’s Globe and The Dolphin’s Back (specifically devoted to staging forgotten early modern plays), we are rethinking the earliest playhouses of this period to remember how pioneering, unusual, and shocking these spaces were.  We will also take advantage of the archaeological remains of the original playhouses, which have been discovered in the last thirty years but remain surprisingly marginal to current scholarly stories about the period.  We will thus explore not only new architectural experiments with single playhouse buildings but with the earliest creation of theatre districts.

 


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