Oxford: Bodleian Library, bas-de-page from MS Bodley 264, fol.84v, slightly tweaked to fit.

Saturday 6 April 2024


Dramatic Margins


University of Newcastle


Hosted by James Cummings.












Registration details

Conference dinner

Venue & Travel




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We urge you to read the Terms and Conditions and the Code of Conduct for the Medieval English Theatre Meeting.

Newcastle is an amazing city, and these links will help you to explore it further: About Newcastle and Newcastle University, and Things to Do and See.







For Abstracts of the following papers, please see the conference website Programme with Abstracts page.



10.00 onwards

Registration, with refreshments in The Boiler House, Newcastle University   



Welcome and Opening of METh 2024    



Session 1: Illuminating the Margins
Charlotte Steenbrugge (University of Sheffield):
          ‘Dramatic Margins’
Philip Butterworth (University of Leeds):
          ‘Christ Riding the Stang’
Sarah Grandage (University of Nottingham) and Dana Key (University of Nottingham):
          ‘Narrating from the Margins’



Lunch (at venue).



Session 2: Drama on the Margins
Nadia van Pelt (Delft University of Technology) and Olivia Robinson (University of Birmingham):
          ‘Reconsidering the Ludic Figures in Kuperstichkabinett MS 78 D5’
Margaret Pappano (Queen’s University, Canada):
          ‘The Drama of the Scaffold: Punishment and Performance in Medieval France’
David Parkinson (University of Saskatchewan) and Pamela King (University of Glasgow):
          ‘Henry Adamson’s The Muses Threnodie as Para-drama’



Break with refreshments   



Session 3: Pre-Dramatic Theatre Panel
Eleanor Rycroft (University of Bristol), Clare Wright (University of Kent), Greg Walker (University of Edinburgh):
          ‘Pre-Dramatic Theatre’



Closing Break with Refreshments



Medieval English Theatre Society AGM (all welcome):



End of meeting (Possible additional evening meal)






for METh 2024 is now open. Use the link in the box at the head of this page.


Registration for METh2024 is via Newcastle University's WebStore and will close on the 28 March 2024.


The conference fee is £30 for METh Society members, £40 for non-members, £20 for Newcastle University staff, and £10 for students from any institution.

The cost of registration includes all refreshments and lunch on Saturday 6 April 2024. You may submit your dietary preferences during registration. You may also express your interest in the Friday evening meal (Indian food) and the possibility for a Saturday evening meal during registration.








As is tradition with METh, there is an optional Friday evening meal before the conference. Our reservation is for Friday 5 April 2024, at 7pm, at Bealim House. On the premises of Newcastle Gin distillery, good cocktails, 'Thali Tray' Indian Street Food. There is a group set menu for around £18 (not including drinks or extras. A thali tray is a choice of curries with rice and a naan bread, etc., served on a tray. Attendees will be expected to pay for their own food on the night, this is not included in the registration charge.

For further information about sustenance in Newcastle, see the conference website page on Food and Drink.









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