The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0425  Tuesday, 3 September 2013


From:        Gabriel Egan <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         August 29, 2013 1:12:54 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) Public Lectures


Over the summer of 2013 a series of public talks by leading theatre historians was given at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London on various topics around theatre in Shakespeare’s time.


The talks were part of the ‘Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT)’ project and were audio-recorded for anyone to download from the ShaLT website at


The full list of talks you can download is:


* Prof Andrew Gurr ‘Why was the Globe Round?’


* Prof Peter Womack ‘The People’s Tragic Hero’


* Prof Julie Sanders ‘Ben Jonson, Bankside and the Blackfriars’


* Prof Tiffany Stern ‘Stuck Up and Down About the City’


* Prof Joanne Tompkins ‘Virtual Reality and London’s Early Stages’


* Prof Jean E. Howard ‘Rich City, Poor City’


* Dr Farah Karim-Cooper ‘Fashioning the Female Face’


* Prof Martin White ‘When Torchlight Made an Artificial Noon’


* Prof Ralph A. Cohen ‘The New Blackfriars’


* Prof Gary Taylor ‘1+1=3’


* Prof Martin Butler ‘Exeunt Players’


The audio files are all offered under a Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike licence (CC-BY-SA) that allows you to do anything with them—including putting them into your teaching materials, burning them onto a disk and selling it, adapting them as tap-dances for Broadway— so long as you acknowledge the speaker and don’t attach a licence more restrictive than this one.


The ShaLT investigators, myself and Andrew Gurr, are grateful to De Montfort University, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Arts and Humanities Research Council for financial support that made these talks possible. We are especially grateful to the speakers themselves for their contributions.


Gabriel Egan


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