Dr. Varsha Panjwani invites various academics to her podcast to discuss Shakespeare. She mainly focuses on a feminist approach to Shakespeare, as well as how to interpret Shakespeare with the tools and knowledge we have today. Click here for more
In this podcast, Stephanie Crugnola invites guests to have friendly debates about Shakespeare. In each episode, she presents a superlative, such as “Cruelest Villain”, “Best Burn”, “Best Feminist Icon”, etc., and each person picks a character and play they believe
In this podcast, Kourtney Smith and Elyse Sharp aim to view Shakespeare in new and diverse contexts. They also discuss how his works have been performed throughout history, and how people have brought their own unique experiences to the stage.
Hosted by Caroline Bicks and Michelle Ephraim, this podcast aims to take the stress out of learning Shakespeare. They do this by changing the views surrounding Shakespeare and his lifetime and adding an aspect of relatability to the modern day
Cassidy Cash’s podcast focuses on the life of Shakespeare, alongside the minutiae of details that constructed 16th century England. The podcast website includes more information about the episodes, including a synopsis, reading resources, art, analysis, and more. Unfortunately, the extra
This podcast, led by numerous hosts, takes an inter-disciplinary look at the reaches of the bard himself. Episodes include interviews with stage actors, introspections on Shakespeare and race, and even speculation on the future of Shakespeare in the era of
Thea Buckley has generously curated Shakespeare and Early Modern Streams featuring streaming productions of Shakespeare’s and his contemporaries works. The Kit Marlowe Project is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
“Elizabethan Theatre History Timeline.” Elizabethan-Era, www.elizabethan-era.org.uk/elizabethan-theatre-history-timeline.htm.
“Richard Burbage.” Encyclopedia Britannica, 1 Apr. 2020, www.britannica.com/biography/Richard-Burbage.
Goff, Moira. “Playhouses – Shakespeare in Quarto.” The British Library, 9 Sept. 2004, www.bl.uk/treasures/shakespeare/playhouses.html#theatre.
“The Theatre.” Map of Early Modern London, mapoflondon.uvic.ca/THEA2.htm.
“The Lord Chamberlain’s Men & The Kings Men.” No Sweat Shakespeare, 26 Jan. 2020, www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/life/lord-chamberlains-men-kings-men/.
Mabillard, Amanda. “The Great Theatre.” Shakespeare Online. 21 Nov. 2000, www.shakespeare-online.com/theatre/burbagetheatre.html.
Hardin, Richard F. “Ovid in Seventeenth-Century England.” Comparative Literature, vol. 24, no. 1, 1972, pp. 44–62. JSTOR, doi: 10.2307/1769381.
Yoder, R. A. “History and the Histories in Julius Caesar.” Shakespeare Quarterly, vol. 24, no. 3, 1973, pp. 309–327. JSTOR, doi:10.2307/2868355.
Thomas, Miranda Fay. “Political Acts and Political Acting: Roman Gesture and Julius Caesar.” Early Modern Literary Studies: A Journal of Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century English Literature, vol. 25, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2018140150&site=ehost-live.
Rollins, Lauren Leigh. “‘Republicans’ Behaving Badly: Anachronism, Monarchy, and the English Imperial Model in Julius Caesar and Antony and Cleopatra.” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England: An Annual Gathering of Research, Criticism and Reviews, vol. 30, 2017, pp. 165–180. EBSCOhost,
Lovascio, Domenico. “Rewriting Julius Caesar as a National Villain in Early Modern English Drama.” English Literary Renaissance, vol. 47, no. 2, 2017, pp. 218–250. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/693892.
Chernaik, Warren. The Myth of Rome in Shakespeare and His Contemporaries. Cambridge University Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1017/CBO9780511921841.
Arnold, Oliver. The Third Citizen : Shakespeare’s Theater and the Early Modern House of Commons. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007. search.ebscohost.com.fscproxy.framingham.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mzh&AN=2007581099&site=ehost-live.
Gabriel Harvey (1550-1630) served as a Praelector and professor of Rhetoric at Cambridge University from 1574 to 1576 – he graduated from Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1570. Born in Saffron Walden, Essex, Gabriel was the eldest son of John and
While Queen Elizabeth I ruled England, her person and government gave playwrights, pamphleteers, and others contributing to popular culture much fodder with which to debate the country’s ethics, religion, and politics. Of course, criticizing Queen and country was risky business. Rome
Born in either 1555 or 1556, Anne Hathaway, also recorded as Agnes, was the eldest of her eight siblings. She lived on a farm formerly known as Hewlands, but now is called Anne Hathaway’s Cottage. Hewlands functioned as a sheep
“Shakespeare’s” Henry VI isn’t Authorship has become one of the most heated topics in Elizabethan drama today, inviting readers to take note of recent evidence pointing to collaborators of famous works, previously defined by one author. The contributions of Christopher
Assignment Per the syllabus, you will sign up for one day when you will lead class discussion on the assigned reading for 15 minutes. Depending upon our learning targets for a given day, you may work with a partner and
Following are two assignment options developed for Kristen Abbott Bennett’s Spring 2020 Shakespeare course at Framingham State University. The first invites students to research and generate an encyclopedia entry; the second invites them to search for gaps in the knowledge
The Folger Shakespeare Library hosts a number of digital resources. In this post you’ll find links and descriptions to all of Folger Library’s digital resources as well as links to the Kit Marlowe Project’s tutorial videos for navigating these websites.
Step into the world of Henry VI, Part One with our interactive quiz! Test your knowledge with character quotes, vocabulary, figuring out the descendants of Edward III, and fun facts! Bring the War of the Roses to life! Are you
Dominic Cooke (The Crucible) directed the fifth installment of BBC’s Hollow Crown: “Henry VI Part I” in 2016. The Shakespeare adaptation stars Tom Sturridge (Being Julia) as King Henry VI, Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) as Queen Margaret, and Hugh Bonneville
Jane Howell’s (Screenplay, Class Act) adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part I, stars Peter Benson (Heartbeat) as the titular King Henry VI, Brenda Blethyn (Pride & Prejudice) as Joan La Pucelle, and Julia Foster (The Loneliness of the Long
Director Nick Bagnall’s intense adaptation of Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part I is a fast-paced performance with plenty of sword fights, a young king, and a captivating martyr. The show stars Graham Butler as the naïve and quiet King Henry VI,
Much has been going on behind-the-scenes at The Kit Marlowe Project this Fall, but we’re excited about the progress we’re making! Because I (Project Director) left Stonehill College in August to accept a Visiting Assistant Professor position at Framingham State
Why Kit Marlowe now? Christopher (aka Kit) Marlowe was born in 1564 and died dramatically in 1593. He was one of William Shakespeare’s most interesting contemporaries; they surely exchanged ideas around the playhouses and taverns. Marlowe was also close with
Honigmann, A.J. “Tiger Shakespeare and Gentle Shakespeare.” The Modern Language Review, vol. 107, no. 3, 2012, pp. 699-711. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/10.5699/modelangrevi.107.3.0699.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) Although not a “Londoner,” Shakespeare spent most of his adult life there writing and performing plays, socializing in the same literary circle as Christopher Marlowe and other University Wits. After Shakespeare left Stratford-upon-Avon to pursue his professional
Thomas Kyd (1558-1594) was an influential Elizabethan playwright whose most famous plays include The Spanish Tragedy and The Tragedy of Soliman and Perseda. His parents were Anna and Francis Kyd; he was baptized at Saint Mary Woolnoth church in London on November 6, 1558. His father was a member of London’s Company of