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On 15th November 2017, and as part of The Playhouse Lab—our Renaissance play-reading group at the School of English of the University of Leeds—we attempted an improvised staged reading of Marston’s What You Will, a play most likely premiered by the Children of Paul’s in 1601, early in Marston’s career...

The Theatre History Podcast, hosted by Michael Lueger, has just made available the latest issue, No. 40, of the series, featuring our co-general editor Professor Matthew Steggle and our research fellow, Dr José A. Pérez Díez. In the 20-minute podcast Matthew and José discuss Marston’s life and career, as well as the...

  ‘I up do plough The hidden entrails of rank villainy, Tearing the veil from damned Impiety. Quake, guzzle dogs that live on putrid slime, Scud from the lashes of my jerking rhyme.’ From the Proem to The Scourge of Villainy   ‘His appetite is as unsatiable as the grave:...