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The Fancies Chaste and Noble
Sunday 6 September 

Tricks of Youth
Sunday 4 October

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Shakespeare's Globe


Thursday 20 November




Nancy Knowles Lecture Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe


£7 (£5 FoSC/Student)


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These are the Youths that Thunder at the Playhouse

Our series celebrates new voices in the field of early modern drama, and continues with talks from two emerging academics.

Dr Will Tosh will talk about the ‘friendship spaces’ of early modern English culture. 

Will is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Globe Education. He is co-ordinating the ongoing Indoor Performance Practice Project, which examines playing in the candle-lit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. He is the author of Letters and Friendship in Early Modern England (Palgrave Macmillan, in production). Prior to his career as an academic, Will trained and worked as an actor and producer.

Dr Simon Smith will discuss ‘Stage-beggars, song and friendship in early modern England’.

Simon is Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of English, and Junior Research Fellow of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford. As an Early Modern Music Research Associate of Shakespeare’s Globe, he provided historical music research for productions and contributed to the design of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

He is first co-editor of The Senses in Early Modern England, 1558-1660 (MUP, in production), and has recently completed articles on Shakespeare and music for Shakespeare Survey and Zeitsprünge. He is in the opening stages of a major project exploring playgoers in London between 1594 and 1642.





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