Category Archives: News – EDOX publications!

We have been busy publishing the fruits of our EDOX research! Here are some of our print publications: online and editions and further films to come…

Elisabeth Dutton, Maria Sachiko Cecire and James McBain, ‘Staging and Filming John Bale’s Three Laws’, in Shakespeare Bulletin 32.1 (2014) 65-84

Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain, ends, Drama and Pedagogy in Medieval and Early Modern England, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature vol. 31 (Tübingen: Narr, 2015).
This volume draws on the conference of the same name that was hosted at the University of Fribourg: it includes
Stephanie Allen, ‘Ulysses Redux (1591) and Nero (1601): Tragedia Nova.’ 131-58.

Stephanie Allen, Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain, ‘Rehabilitating Academic Drama’, Stephanie Allen, in The Routledge Companion to Early Drama and Performance, ed. Pamela King (London and New York: Routledge, 2016) 221-36

Elisabeth Dutton and Stephanie Allen, ‘Seeing and Recognizing in the Sacred and New: The Latin Scriptural Plays of Nicholas Grimald’, in Staging Scripture: Biblical Drama 1350-1600, ed. Peter Happé and Wim Hüsken (Leiden: Brill, 2016) 204-34

Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain, ‘Fart for Fart’s Sake: Fooling through the Body in Grobiana’s Nuptials, Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain, Theta XII, Théâtre Tudor (2016) 149-70.

Elisabeth Dutton, ‘ “My boy shall knowe himself from other men”: active spectating, annunciation and the St John’s College Narcissus’, Medieval English Theatre 36 (2017) 68-83.

Performing Dido Film

The EDOX project is delighted to launch its latest film, developed from the ‘Performing Dido‘ event at Christ Church, Oxford. Directed by Maria Sachiko Cecire, the film features background information about the plays and their staging as well as footage from both the productions and rehearsals. The film can be viewed here.

Dido (Alex Mills) and Aeneas (Chris Williams) from Gager's Dido

In addition to the virtual launch of the film, we will shortly be releasing details of a collaborative event at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, at which the film will be officially presented and discussed. Please follow our website and twitter feed for announcements in due course.

King Edward's Boys perform Marlowe's Dido

Drama and Pedagogy Conference

On September 12 – 13, the University of Fribourg hosted the Fourth SAMEMES (Swiss Association of Medieval and Early Modern Studies) International Conference on Drama and Pedagogy, an event which brought together an exceptional field of participants, including some of the leading scholars in the field: plenary lectures were given by Professor Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt), Professor Alan H. Nelson (UCLA, Berkeley), Professor Michelle O’Callaghan (Reading), and Mr Perry Mills (King Edward’s School, Stratford). The fifth keynote speaker, Professor John McGavin (Southampton), was sadly unable to attend the conference in person, but his paper was superbly delivered by Professor Margaret Bridges.

Dido at Fribourg

A unique feature of the conference was an evening reception at , which included a performance of William Gager’s Dido, a play written and first staged by the students of Christ Church, Oxford, in 1583. (Information about EDOX’s staging of the play in its original location can be accessed here.) The Fribourg production, directed by Elisabeth Dutton and translated from the Latin by Lizzie Sandis, was presented by an all-male company, which included actors from Oxford as well as students from Fribourg. It was an arresting focal point for the conference attendees, many of whom had not before seen early modern plays performed (as originally) by all male casts, and most of whom had not previously seen a university play presented. The evening was thus not only a highly enjoyable interlude, but also an academically stimulating and memorable occasion, which furnished stimulating and insightful conversation. (The images here are taken from performance and rehearsal respectively.)


Elisabeth Dutton and James McBain are currently editing a volume of essays developed from selected papers at the conference. The work will be published by Gunter Narr in 2015 as a guest issue of the refereed journal, Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature (SPELL).