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.

A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton
  1. Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess, part 1
  2. Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess, part 2
  3. Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess, part 3
  4. Chess Pieces: Exploring A Game at Chess, part 4
Astrophil and Stella by Sir Philip Sidney
  1. Astrophil and Stella - 1
  2. Astrophil and Stella - 2
  3. Astrophil and Stella - 3
  4. Astrophil and Stella - 4
The Tragedy of Mariam by Elizabeth Cary
  1. Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam (Introduction/Argument)
  2. Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam (Act 1)
  3. Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam (Act 2)
  4. Spoilers: The Tragedy of Mariam (Act 3)
The N-Town Play
  1. Discussing: Staging N-Town (Mary and Passion Plays)
  2. Exploring: N-Town, Play 1 (Fall of Lucifer)
  3. Exploring: N-Town, Play 2 (Fall of Adam and Eve)
  4. Exploring: N-Town, Plays 1 and 2 (Again!)
Christopher Marlowe
  1. Discussing: Edward II by Christopher Marlowe
  2. Discussing: Digital Marlowe - Edward II
  3. Discussing: Digital Marlowe - Doctor Faustus
  4. Tamberlaine the Great, part 1 (Prologue)
Epic Epilogues
  1. Sophonisba by John Marston (Epilogue)
  2. A Looking Glass for London and England (Epilogue)
  3. The Malcontent (Epilogue)
  4. Antonio and Mellida (Epilogue)
The Tragedy of Antony
  1. Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 1 into 2)
  2. Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 2)
  3. Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 3)
  4. Exploring: The Tragedy of Antony (Act 4)
Lucifer and Other Demons
  1. Discussing: The Devil is an Ass by Ben Jonson
  2. The Harrowing of Hell (Full Cast Audio Adaptation)
  3. Processus Satanae LIVE (Fragment)
  4. The Fall of Lucifer - Chester Mystery Cycle
The Life and Death of Jack Straw
  1. The Life and Death of Jack Straw (Full Cast Audio Adaptation)
  2. Spoilers: The Life and Death of Jack Straw (Act 1, Scene 1)
  3. Spoilers: The Life and Death of Jack Straw (Act 1, Scene 2)
  4. Spoilers: The Life and Death of Jack Straw (Act 1, Scene 3)
Gammer Gurton's Needle
  1. Gammer Gurton's Needle by Mr. S (Full Cast Audio Adaptation)
  2. Spoilers: Gammer Gurton's Needle (Prologue)
  3. Spoilers: Gammer Gurton's Needle (Act 1)
  4. 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
  4. Fantasy Production Meeting Ep 2: George-a-Greene
Ben Jonson
  1. Discussing: The Devil is an Ass by Ben Jonson
  2. Exploring: Christmas Bits! (Old Christmas/His Masque)
  3. Eastward Ho! by Various (Prologue)
  4. The Poetaster by Ben Jonson (Prologue)
Discussing...
  1. Discussing: Mariam with Jasmine Silk of Cutpurse Theatre
  2. Discussing: Robert Greene (and Alphonsus)
  3. Discussing: Staging N-Town (Mary and Passion Plays)
  4. Discussing: Digital Marlowe - Doctor Faustus
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. God's Promises - Omnibus Plain Text Version
  3. Exploring: John Baptist's Preaching
  4. Exploring: The Temptation by John Bale
Down With This
  1. A Letter to the Lord Mayor (1593)
  2. The Stage Players Complaint (1641)
  3. The Actors Remonstrance
  4. An Ordinance for the Abolishing of All Stage Plays
Past is Prologue
  1. The True Tragedy of Richard III (Induction)
  2. Eastward Ho! by Various (Prologue)
  3. The Dutch Courtesan by John Marston (Prologue)
  4. Sophonisba by John Marston (Prologue)
The Timeline
  1. The Cambridge Prologue (Fragment)
  2. The Harrowing of Hell (Full Cast Audio Adaptation)
  3. Dame Sirith (Full Cast Audio Adaptation)
  4. Interludium de Clerico et Puella (Fragment)
Fragments
  1. The Cambridge Prologue (Fragment)
  2. Interludium de Clerico et Puella (Fragment)
  3. The Pride of Life - Surviving Text
  4. Duke Moraud: Unedited Fragments