Okay, we’ve done a LOT of plays, the majority of drama written prior to the 17th century – but here… it’s patchy. Here’s a largely random selection of later texts…
More to come.
1608 and Beyond
1609 & 1611 Lord Mayor’s Show: Campbell, or The Ironmongers Fair Field & Chruso-thriambos or The Triumphs of Gold by Anthony Munday. there will be a whole section on this website featuring all the Lord Mayor’s Shows, and they will get added to the timeline too. But till then, here’s a look at these…
The Insatiate Countess by John Marston, William Barksted and Lewis Machin – First Look Exploring Session available.
The Tamer Tamed or The Woman’s Prize by John Fletcher – a sequel role reversal take on The Taming of a Shrew.
The Golden Age by Thomas Heywood – the first of five plays working through (not unproblematic) Greek via Rome mythology. A complete playlist of plays will be built here. TW: scenes of sexual violence.
The Silver Age by Thomas Heywood – after the Golden Age, we have the Silver, and there’s more god / hero / human interaction which veers into the problematic (see above) A complete playlist of plays will be built here. TW: scenes featuring discussion of sexual violence.
The Brazen Age by Thomas Heywood – First Look Exploring Session available.
The Iron Age, parts 1 and 2, by Thomas Heywood – the conclusion to the Age Plays sequence, with the most accessible plays covering the Trojan war.
1612 Lord Mayor’s Show: Troia-Nova Triumphans by Thomas Dekker – there will be a whole section on this website featuring all the Lord Mayor’s Shows, and they will get added to the timeline too. But till then, here’s a look at this one.
Hymen’s Triumph by Samuel Daniel – First Look Exploring Session available.
1616 – The Witch by Thomas Middleton – First Look Exploring Session Available
1616 – The Devil is an Ass by Ben Jonson – we’ve had a quick look at the prologue, more to come.
The Bloody Banquet by Thomas Middleton – this is a bit of a favourite. We’ve only recorded the prologue thus far. One day, its time will come.
1619 – A Christmas Mess – does exactly what it says on the tin. First Look Exploring Session available.
1619 (discuss) – The True Trojans or Fuimus Troes by Jasper Fisher. A history play covering the invasion of Briton by Julius Caesar.
1620 – Guy, Earl of Warwick by some guy probably. The play has been alternatively dated to the 1590’s, with the text we have here a reworking of the earlier play. Alternatively, it dates to here and is deliberately a bit old school. Jury’s out on that one, so here it goes too.
1621 – The Witch of Edmonton by Thomas Dekker, John Ford, William Rowley – First Look Exploring Session.
1621 – The Sun in Aries by Thomas Middleton – Lord Mayor’s Show, 29th October 1621. We’ve run readings as well as produced a reconstruction on the 400th anniversary of the show. First Look, background audio documentary, video playlist (raw footage, not edited).
1624 – A Game at Chess by Thomas Middleton – we’ve done First Look Exploring sessions on this play on YouTube, and there is a series on the podcast about the challenges of adapting the text.
1629 – Bosworth Field by Sir John Beaumont – a narrative poem about the battle, and rather good.
1637 – Mortimer, His Fall by Ben Jonson (fragment)