Beyond Shakespeare

Beyond Shakespeare

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From the earliest drama in English, to the closing of the theatres in 1642, there was a hell of a lot of drama produced - and a lot of it wasn't by Shakespeare. Apart from a few noble exceptions these plays are often passed over, ignored or simply unknown. This podcast presents full audio productions of the plays, fragmentary and extant, that shaped the theatrical world that shaped our dramatic history.

Gammer Gurton's Needle
  1. Spoilers: Gammer Gurton's Needle (Prologue)
  2. Spoilers: Gammer Gurton's Needle (Act 1)
  3. Spoilers: Gammer Gurton's Needle (Act 2)
Jack Juggler
  1. Jack Juggler - Full Cast Adaptation
  2. Spoilers: Jack Juggler 1 (Prologue)
  3. Spoilers: Jack Juggler 2 (Jack's Speech)
  4. Spoilers: Jack Juggler 3 (Careaway)
Robin Hood
  1. Robin Hood and the Sheriff
  2. Robin Hood and the Friar
  3. Robin Hood and the Potter
Ben Jonson
  1. Mortimer, His Fall by Ben Jonson
  2. Every Man In His Humour (Prologue)
  3. Epicene (Prologue 2)
  4. Epicene (Prologue 1)
Discussing...
  1. Discussing the York Corpus Christi Play
  2. Discussing Beware the Cat
  3. Discussing John Bale's Biblical Plays
  4. Discussing John Heywood 2
The Chester Mystery Cycle
  1. The Fall of Lucifer - Chester Mystery Cycle
  2. Adam and Eve - Chester Mystery Cycle
  3. Cain and Abel - Chester Mystery Cycle
  4. Selected Banns for the Chester Cycle
The Plays of John Bale
  1. Discussing John Bale's Biblical Plays
  2. Exploring The Temptation by John Bale
  3. Exploring John Baptist's Preaching
  4. God's Promises by John Bale - Baleus Procolutor (Prologue)
Down With This
  1. The Actors Remonstrance
  2. An Ordinance for the Abolishing of All Stage Plays
Past is Prologue
  1. The Family of Love (Prologue)
  2. The Nice Valour (Prologue)
  3. Cynthia's Revels (Prologue)
  4. Two Angry Women of Abington (Prologue)
The Timeline
  1. Interludium de Clerico et Puella (Fragment)
  2. The Pride of Life - Surviving Text
  3. Duke Moraud: Unedited Fragments
  4. Duke Moraud: Live!
Fragments
  1. Interludium de Clerico et Puella (Fragment)
  2. The Pride of Life - Surviving Text
  3. Duke Moraud: Unedited Fragments
  4. Duke Moraud: Live!
The Plays of John Heywood
  1. Witty and Witless by John Heywood
  2. Gentleness and Nobility by John Heywood
  3. John John by John Heywood
  4. The Pardoner and the Friar by John Heywood