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Greene's Tu Quoque, 1614

Shakespeare's Globe

People, Place and Plays
in the Middlesex suburbs


Saturday 15 October 2005

A conference, organised by Dr Eva Griffith,
the London Metropolitan Archives and
the Centre for Metropolitan History,
with 'Jigs, ballads and drolls' by the Lions part theatre company
in association with Passamezzo

held at

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB
The Clerkenwell Theatre
26 Exmouth Market, London EC1


At London Metropolitan Archives

9.30 Registration

History, theatre history and the Middlesex suburbs

Dr Vanessa Harding (Birkbeck, University of London)
'Disdaining Bondage': the Middlesex suburbs 1400–1700

Professor William Ingram (University of Michigan)
What's Hecuba to Him, or He to Hecuba?'

11.00 Coffee

Early Middlesex: People, Players and Entertaining Clerkenwell

Dr Jessica Freeman (REED/Royal Holloway, University of London)
‘...the parishyners...did meet often tymes...for a merrymente and to make good Cheere togyther...’ Fraternities in Middlesex before 1548

Professor Anne Lancashire (University of Toronto)
Multi-Day Performance and the London Clerkenwell Play

John A W Lock
‘Madde & Out of hys Wittes’ – an actor of the early 16th century

12.50 Sandwich Lunch

Middlesex and Clerkenwell: Terrain, Evidence, Data

Dr John Schofield (Museum of London)
The myth of the Great Fire and its effect on study of London’s suburbs

Gill Newton (Cambridge Group for the History of Population)
Marriage a-la-mode: matrimony and mobility among the inhabitants of early modern Clerkenwell

Dr Duncan Salkeld (University College Chichester)
New Allusions to London ‘Shewes’ and Playhouses, 1575–1604

15.20 Tea

Citizen Playhouses? Actors and Audiences

Professor John Astington (University of Toronto)
Playing the Man: Acting at the Red Bull and the Fortune

Dr Marta Straznicky (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario)
Apprentice Literacy and the Red Bull Repertory, 1605–1615

Dr Mark Bayer (American University of Beirut)
The Red Bull and Shakespeare

17.10 Visit to the sites of the Red Bull Theatre and the Revels Office Buildings
18.30 Buffet supper with a Jacobean flavour at the Clerkenwell Theatre, 26 Exmouth Market, EC1
19.30 ‘Jigs, Ballads and Drolls’ performed by the Lions part theatre company and Passamezzo at the Clerkenwell Theatre

Conference ends

map showing location of theatre

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Interior of the Red Bull Theatre


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