The Renaissance Moved Reading Project

Reading Renaissance plays for both learning and fun


The Renaissance Moved Reading Project invites students, staff and friends to read plays from the English Renaissance period on the New Fortune Theatre stage. Plays are selected from texts being studied in relevant units, and the readings are open to all. Explore the plays in an exciting, creative way and develop a deeper understanding of the text in performance.

An embodied reading allows participants to explore the characters, emotions, words and actions of the play. The readings also provide a dynamic learning space that creates a fun and entertaining experience for anyone who has an interest in early modern drama, acting or theatre studies.

Old Emotions on the New Fortune Stage

Community and collaboration

Get involved

Our project relies on volunteer unpaid work and community engagement, so you’re invited to participate. Get involved by reading English Renaissance plays on event days or become an audience members to view participants. Contact us on the below details to register your interest.

Collaborate with us

Collaborations are welcome for this project. Contact Dr Brid Phillips on the details below for more information on getting involved.

Contact Dr Brid Phillips

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Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies