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.

Robin Hood
  1. Robin Hood and the Sheriff
  2. Robin Hood and the Friar
  3. Robin Hood and the Potter
Ben Jonson
  1. Every Man In His Humour (Prologue)
  2. Epicene (Prologue 2)
  3. Epicene (Prologue 1)
  4. Volpone (Prologue)
Discussing...
  1. Discussing John Heywood 2
  2. Discussing: John Heywood 1
  3. Discussing: Staging Marlowe
  4. Discussing: The Playhouse
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. Exploring John Baptist's Preaching
  2. God's Promises by John Bale - Baleus Procolutor (Prologue)
  3. God's Promises by John Bale - Act 1
  4. God's Promises by John Bale - Act 2
Down With This
  1. The Actors Remonstrance
  2. An Ordinance for the Abolishing of All Stage Plays
Past is Prologue
  1. Every Man In His Humour (Prologue)
  2. Epicene (Prologue 1)
  3. Epicene (Prologue 2)
  4. Volpone (Prologue)
The Timeline
  1. The Pride of Life - Surviving Text
  2. Duke Moraud: Unedited Fragments
  3. Duke Moraud: Live!
  4. The Rickinghall Fragment
Fragments
  1. The Pride of Life - Surviving Text
  2. Duke Moraud: Unedited Fragments
  3. Duke Moraud: Live!
  4. The Durham Prologue
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