Dr Lucy Monroe

Playing the Curtain with Dr Lucy Munro

13.05.2016
Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, N1 7ED

Time: 12:15pm-1:45pm
Price: £5

Speaker: Dr Lucy Munro (King’s College London)
Event type: Talk

From the plays of Shakespeare and Jonson in the 1590s to those of Dekker, Ford and Rowley in the 1620s, the Curtain Theatre was one of the most enduring performance places in early modern London. This talk will explore some highlights of this long history, from Jonson's humours and Shakespeare's romantic comedies and histories, to the topical story of The Witch of Edmonton and lost plays such as Henry the Unable, The Plantation of Virginia and The Man in the Moon Drinks Claret.

This is a Shakespeare 400 event as part of The Stage Shoreditch Community Archaeology Programme. For a full list of events, visit the MOLA Blog.