Lecture: ‘The Maiden’s Holiday: Marlowe’s Lost Play?’ by Matthew Steggle, Nov 26 UPDATED


The Annual Christopher Marlowe Lecture will be given by Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam) on Nov 26, 2016 at Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education, Islington, London. The lecture is entitled ‘The Maiden’s Holiday: Marlowe’s Lost Play?’ and will start at 11.30 am.

NOTE change of VENUE:

Upstairs Function Room,
The King & Queen,
1 Foley Street,
London W1W 6DL.
The nearest tube station is Goodge Street on the Northern Line, which is approximately 5 minutes walk from the King & Queen. The venue is also a 10-15 minute walk from Warren Street, Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road tube stations.

Here is the abstract for the lecture:

In 1654, the publisher Humphrey Moseley secured the rights to print ‘A comedy called The Maiden’s Holiday, by Christopher Marlowe and John Day’. The same play, and possibly the same manuscript, was recorded in the eighteenth century, before – allegedly – falling into the hands of a cook who turned it into lining paper for pies. Nothing of the manuscript survived her recycling. This lecture asks: What can we say about the lost play? Was it by Marlowe? If it wasn’t – what does its attribution to Marlowe say about Marlowe’s early reception?

Matthew Steggle, Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University, is the author of four books on early modern drama, and contributing editor to various other scholarly editions. Professor Steggle is co-editor, with Roslyn L. Knutson and David McInnis, of the Lost Plays Database, and co-editor of the ejournal Early Modern Literary Studies. In 2015 he won the Hoffman Prize for Distinguished Publications on Marlowe.

For tickets and more information see the Marlowe Society webpage!


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