And now for our milestone Website of the Week (WoW) #100…
The Performing the Queen’s Men Project gathered together a group of scholars and theater professionals to stage three of the plays done by the original “all-star” troupe that toured Elizabethan England. The plays were rehearsed and produced in conditions approximating those of the original company based on current understanding of Elizabethan production practice.
The website is interactive, with modules taking the user through the company’s decision-making processes, specific production techniques, or allowing the user to explore issues raised by the project.
This 100th WoW echoes our very first which coincidentally also involved theater in Canada (see our posts on Facebook from June 20, 2011). We look forward to sharing more WoWs with you as we continue our indexing.
Performing the Queen’s Men
The Queen’s Men was an all-star troupe of Elizabethan actors formed in 1583. The troupe toured England for twenty years performing its plays at court, in the new London theatres, and in city halls, manor houses and inn-yards across the nation.