IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 805: Barren Ground or Lost Evidence?: REED Research in Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Middlesex

Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Records of Early English Drama (REED)
Organiser:Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Moderator/Chair:Pamela M. King, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Bristol
Paper 805-aDragons, Maypoles, and Careless Actors: On the Dearth of Dramatic Records of Hertfordshire
(Language: English)
Peter Greenfield, Department of English, University of Puget Sound, Washington
Index terms: Folk Studies, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 805-bStrictly Speaking, the Study of Questions: Reading around Lost Documents in Cambridgeshire
(Language: English)
Anne Brannen, Department of English, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh
Index terms: Folk Studies, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 805-cThe Evidence from Middlesex
(Language: English)
Jessica Freeman, Records of Early English Drama, London / University of Southampton
Index terms: Folk Studies, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama
Paper 805-d'And Young and Old Com Forth to Play on a Sunshine Holyday', L'Allegro: What Milton Must Have Seen as a Boy in Buckinghamshire for Which There is No Other Witness
(Language: English)
Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Folk Studies, Local History, Performance Arts - Drama
Abstract

The participants in this session will consider the nature of the evidence for REED activities in the county collections they are editing raising the complex questions of why so little evidence survives from these counties. Was there no activity? Was the evidence as well as the activity suppressed by officials of radical religious persuasion? What made these counties north of London different?