Early Modern Links

Early Modern Websites

Before Shakespeare: The Beginnings of the London Commercial Theatre

An AHRC funded project, led by Dr Andy Kesson (Roehampton) & Dr Lucy Munro (King's College London) which takes seriously the mid-century beginnings of the London playhouses, by exploring archival and archaeological resources, and conducting performance workshops. The website has a timeline of the first playhouses, a regular blog updated by Andy Kesson, and will be adding content from their performance workshops with Shakespeare's Globe and The Dolphin's Back in 2017.



‌All Saints Church, West Harling in Norfolk, where Nashe’s father was made rector in October 1573.





 Latin Verses from Ecclesiasticus in Thomas Nashe's hand. Part of a presentation copy produced by Lady Margaret scholars at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1585.