The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0456  Tuesday, 24 September 2013


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

Date:         September 23, 2013 3:03:10 PM EDT

Subject:     Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) Films


The Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) project just released its final batch of films:




(1) A performed excerpt from Thomas Middleton and William Rowley’s play A Fair Quarrel Act I Scene 1, first performed c. 1615-1617 (7 minutes)



(2) An examination of the career of Christopher Beeston and the last years of Caroline theatre (11 minutes)



(3) A research interview with theatre historian Michael Dobson on Christopher Beeston and Caroline drama (15 minutes)



In total the ShaLT Films page at http://shalt.org.uk/films now has five-and-a-half hours of video footage comprising short documentaries, performed scenes from plays, and research interviews, all of which may be freely reused in anyone’s teaching or research.


The project’s investigators, myself and Andrew Gurr, would like especially to thank the theatre historians who contributed to the project by agreeing to be interviewed and/or giving a public talk at the Victoria & Albert Museum this summer. They are:


  Martin Butler

  Ralph Alan Cohen

  Michael Dobson

  Jean E. Howard

  Grace Ioppolo

  Farah Karim-Cooper

  Andy Kesson

  Lucy Munro

  Julie Sanders

  Tiffany Stern

  Gary Taylor

  Joanne Tompkins

  Martin White

  Peter Womack


At a time when academics are under increasing pressure to concentrate on activities that have a measurable economic impact it was a privilege to receive the free contributions of these leaders of our subject discipline. It was also an education in itself. Any omissions, errors, or offence inadvertently given are my responsibility.


Gabriel Egan

Principal Investigator, ShaLT


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