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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

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 Dragon and the Bone Queen

3rd June 2017, 19:00 to 20:30, Concert Hall, Palace Green

A presentation on the North-East's theatre heritage, with a show of medieval and Renaissance music and costume.

With Hector Sequera (lute), Barbara Ravelhofer (speaker), and various performers, including a singing Boy Bishop and his choir, a Bone Queen and her pale courtiers, and a 16-ft stage dragon. Expect to hear early polyphony from Durham Cathedral, creepy Yorkshire dirges, and the popular song of the Lambton Worm!

Organised by Theatrum Mundi, Records of Early English Drama North-East and the Department of Music, Durham University as part of Durham Arts Festival.

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