This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.
Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.
The Sacred and the Profane
The Sacred and the Profane will be one of the highlights of Theatrum Mundi, an international theatre festival in July 2016. In this massive show we celebrate the dramatic traditions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with special elements coming from England’s North-East.
This massive show celebrates the dramatic traditions of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, with special elements coming from England’s North-East. The Sacred and the Profane will take place at dusk on Palace Green. It will present scenes from a Renaissance court, a Dance of Death, and a torchlit procession of the traditional Boy Bishops of Durham.
There will also be a specially designed stage dragon, inspired by the North East's legends of worms and dragons.
The Sacred and the Profane draws on the talents of professionals, university students, and people who live in the North-East, to sing, dance, act, play instruments, and design authentic costumes. On show will be authentic and beautifully crafted Renaissance costumes, from an Italian Cardinal's hat to a 'bum roll'.
The Sacred and the Profane draws on original research conducted by the Records of Early English Drama North East project, based at Durham University.
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Research in English At Durham (READ) blog showcasing the the literary research emerging from the Department of English Studies
We host a large number of conferences, lectures and seminars each year, many of them open to the public. Find out more on our Events page.
Many of our public lectures, seminars and conferences are recorded, and can be listened to as podcasts.
- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)