Performances & Events

*Arriving Spring 2018*

introducing "Nashe's Lenten Stuffe", a film by Anna Brass

Last modified: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 12:45:41 BST

Audience responses from Nashe symposium

Take a sneak peak at what some of the Nashe symposium audience had to say...

Last modified: Mon, 22 May 2017 16:19:21 BST

Nashe's writing is attentive to voice and the performance possibilities of prose. However, because we think of him as a prose writer rather than a dramatist, we often approach his words silently on the page. As part of The Thomas Nashe Project, we will be exploring the performance possibilities of all of Nashe's texts, both his sole-authored play Summer's Last Will and Testament and his prose writing. We will be holding public and academic events on both sides of the Atlantic so that a wider audience may experience the public nature of Nashe's words.  

Performances and events: 

  • 20th May 2017: Symposium at the Globe Theatre in London on prose, drama, sight and sound, followed by a 'Read not Dead' reading of Terrors of the Night by candlelight in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. For more information about both events, click here.
  • 7th-9th September 2017: Public Lecture and Symposium on Nashe and his contemporaries at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. Register for this event by the 12th June here
  • 27th-30th September 2017: Performances of Summer's Last Will and Testament by the brilliant boy theatre company, Edward's Boys and directed by Perry Mills. The troup will be experimenting with different performance spaces, from their home in King Edward's VI School in Stratford-upon-Avon, to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, and finally in the great hall of the Old Palace School in Croydon, where this play was originally performed for Archbishop Whitgift in 1592.
  • 12-14th July 2018: "Thomas Nashe and his Contemporaries" conference  
  • October 2018: Public events at Time and Tide Museum and Elizabethan House Museum in Great Yarmouth, including a lecture by Nashe's biographer, Charles Nicholl, and readings from Lenten Stuffe. 

Globe Symposium & Read not Dead