Sunday, July 27, 2008

‘B.J.’, The Tragical History of Guy of Warwick

A Reading and a Discussion

The Malone Society is sponsoring this event, which will take place on Saturday, 13th September 2008, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford. The Tragical History of Guy of Warwick was published in 1661 but is probably Elizabethan in origin. A facsimile text was edited for the Society by Dr. Helen Moore in 2006. The play has attracted keen interest because of its apparent allusions to Shakespeare in speeches by the Clown, ‘Sparrow’.

10-30- 11.0 Registration and book sale. Malone Society editions of analogous texts will be on sale at favourable prices

11.0-12.45 Staged reading of The Tragical History of Guy of Warwick (Director: Elisabeth Dutton)

12.45-2.15 Sandwich lunch, tea/coffee

2.15 Discussion of various aspects of the text will be led by a panel chaired by Katherine Duncan-Jones, with specific topics introduced by Dr. Helen Moore, Professor Richard Proudfoot, Dr. Martin Wiggins and Dr. Stephen Longstaffe

Tea/coffee will be served from 4.15, and the conference will close at 5.15.

The fee, to cover the cost of catering, is £15.00, reduced to £10.00 for Malone Society members.

To register, please send a cheque for the correct amount made out to Katherine Duncan-Jones and addressed to her at 24 Great Clarendon St., Oxford OX2 6AT, including your email address, so that receipt can be acknowledged. If you are not a member of the Malone Society, and would like to join, email

[this via Mike Pincombe]


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