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The Play’s the (Medieval) Thing: What Manuscripts Reveal

September 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Sponsored by The Caxton Club

Theater didn’t just spring to life with Shakespeare. Morality, mystery, masques and more trod the boards long before anyone conjured up the First Folio.

You’ll want to be in the audience as Dr. Carol Symes explores the lively history of medieval plays. Among Caxton speakers, she’s probably the first to have earned both a PhD from Harvard and an Actors’ Equity card. She also studied at Yale and Oxford — while training as an actor at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Carol will be joining us from Urbana-Champaign, where she is a professor, an author, and a much published editor of scholarly journals about medieval texts. (She does lecture about the plague, but usually in a classroom, not on anyone’s houses.)

Everyman probably had to stand in a long line to see the York, Chester, and Wakefield Mystery Plays. You can skip the line and enjoy a front row (virtual) seat to this fascinating and generously illustrated program!

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.

Please forward this notice to anyone who may find it of interest.


September 8, 2023
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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