Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre

Not Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean Popular Theatre

Oxford University

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This series of six lectures introduces six plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Once popular and now little-known, they can tell us a lot about what their first audiences enjoyed, aspired to and worried about - from immigrants in early modern London to the role of women in the household, from what religious changes might mean for attitudes to the dead to fantasies of easy money and social elevation. Each lecture outlines the play so t...
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This series of six lectures introduces six plays from the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. Once popular and now little-known, they can tell us a lot about what their first audiences enjoyed, aspired to and worried about - from immigrants in early modern London to the role of women in the household, from what religious changes might mean for attitudes to the dead to fantasies of easy money and social elevation. Each lecture outlines the play so t...
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The Tamer Tam'd: John Fle...

16 Nov 2015 | 52 mins 52 secs

The Tamer Tam'd: Joh...

16 Nov 2015 | 52 mins 52 secs

Tis Pity She's a Whore: J...

11 Nov 2015 | 53 mins 19 secs

Tis Pity She's a Who...

11 Nov 2015 | 53 mins 19 secs

The Witch Of Edmonton

03 Nov 2015 | 45 mins 59 secs

The Witch Of Edmonto...

03 Nov 2015 | 45 mins 59 secs

A Chaste Maid in Cheapsid...

27 Oct 2015 | 53 mins 46 secs

A Chaste Maid in Che...

27 Oct 2015 | 53 mins 46 secs

The Alchemist: Ben Jonson

27 Oct 2015 | 48 mins 37 secs

The Alchemist: Ben J...

27 Oct 2015 | 48 mins 37 secs

Dr Faustus: Christopher M...

26 Oct 2015 | 49 mins 10 secs

Dr Faustus: Christop...

26 Oct 2015 | 49 mins 10 secs

The Duchess of Malfi: Joh...

24 Nov 2009 | 37 mins 41 secs

The Duchess of Malfi...

24 Nov 2009 | 37 mins 41 secs

The Roaring Girl: Thomas ...

13 Nov 2009 | 48 mins 15 secs

The Roaring Girl: Th...

13 Nov 2009 | 48 mins 15 secs

The Revenger's Tragedy: T...

06 Nov 2009 | 45 mins 30 secs

The Revenger's Trage...

06 Nov 2009 | 45 mins 30 secs

The Shoemaker's Holiday: ...

06 Nov 2009 | 45 mins 33 secs

The Shoemaker's Holi...

06 Nov 2009 | 45 mins 33 secs

Arden of Faversham: Anon

05 Nov 2009 | 41 mins 38 secs

Arden of Faversham: ...

05 Nov 2009 | 41 mins 38 secs

The Spanish Tragedy: Thom...

05 Nov 2009 | 49 mins 05 secs

The Spanish Tragedy:...

05 Nov 2009 | 49 mins 05 secs