1591 – A Watershed Year for Oxford and the English Theatre

1591 – A Watershed Year ...

By Alexander Waugh Abstract: This article provides evidence that Thomas Churchyard, Thomas Nashe and Christopher Marlowe were among the playwrights lodged in Oxford’s scriptorium at St Peter’s Hill in 1591 and explains how an ignominious rent scandal – the cause of a quarrel between Churchyard and Oxford – insp....
A Tirade About a Joust in Trebizond: How Was Edward De Vere Involved In This Example Of Commedia Erudita In 1575?

A Tirade About a Joust in Treb...

This article provides background to the characters, places and political context of a presentation by the author [JS] at the DVS Autumn meeting in 2019, A Wedding Joust in Tribizond: Commedia Erudita and Sinister Politics in 1575, and an article (with the same title) by W. Ron Hess (assisted by JS, A. Colin Wright an....