Launch Event for the Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance

We’d like to invite you to the launch of The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Dance (OUP, 2019) at Coventry University’s Centre for Dance Research on Wednesday 29th May from 2pm.

Dr Jennifer Nevile will give the keynote paper, entitled ‘Ballet Plots, a Pike Exhibition, Fireworks and Alchemy: An Early Seventeenth-Century Dance Master’s Notebook’.
Dr Anne Daye will lead a Shakespearean dance workshop.
Dr Lynsey McCulloch and Dr Brandon Shaw will introduce this new handbook, the first edited collection to examine the relationship between Shakespeare and dance.

It would be wonderful to see you there. If you have any queries or would like further information, please contact Lynsey McCulloch at

For directions to the Centre for Dance Research at the ICE Building in Coventry

London Renaissance Seminar: The Violent Household

Friday 24 May 2-5.30pm /2-7.30pm, 43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck

1.30-2 Coffee

2.00 Iman Sheeha ‘“My master’s kindness pleads to me for life”: servants in the violent household’

2.25 Emma Whipday, ‘Deadly domesticity: violent homes on the early modern stage’

2.50 Lucy Clarke, ‘“I saw him come into your house an hour ago”: the (in)observable household and the state in Arden of Faversham and A Yorkshire Tragedy


3.30 Tea

4.00 Rachel Holmes, ‘The violation of clandestine marriage’

4.25 Laura Seymour, ‘Non-conformist gestures and violent households’

4.50 Sarah Birt, ‘“I did think her to be a humane good woman”: serving apprenticeships in violent households in early modern London’


5.30 Break

6.00 ‘Cry up Liberty!’

Eleanor Warr directs her play re-animating records of Milton’s conflicts with his daughters

Panel and Discussion

7.30 Close

Organisers: Rebecca Tomlin & Sue Wiseman

Contact: Sue Wiseman or Elizabeth Scott-Baumann