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Annual Renaissance Colloquium

Initially established in collaboration with Canterbury Cathedral Archives and Library, the Annual Renaissance Colloquium foregrounds research on provincial culture. Working with the theme 'Reading and Writing in Provincial Society 1400-1700', previous programmes have brought together scholars working on a range of source material including book lists, literary manuscripts, early printed books, and civic documents and a selection of the essays arising from this series is currently under consideration with Ashgate. This staged reading (details below) is the first event in a new series of colloquia on 'Drama in the Provinces 1400-1700.' If you would like further information about the ARC, would like to join the mailing list or offer a paper please contact|


The Annual Renaissance Colloquium Presents a

Staged Reading of Nathan Field's and John

Fletcher's The Honest Man's Fortune (1613).

At Canterbury Christ Church University

Saturday 7th May 2011.

Laud Building (Lg25)

The event will feature the staged reading of the
entire play and will culminate with a round-table
discussion of the many issues associated with this
important and entertaining play. The leading roles
of Montaigne and Veramour will be read by Brian
McMahon and Kelley Costigan.

The play itself, originally performed in 1613, has
some interesting and at times, downright bizarre
instances of gender games upon the early modern stage.


Schedule for the Event

12.30: Welcome Coffee in Laud (Room Lg25)

12.45: Welcome and Introductory Notes

13.00: Staged Reading of The Honest Man's Fortune
(with a short interval at the end of Act III)

16.30: Round Table Discussion of the play with coffee.

17.15: Close

Admission is free but prior registration is required.
If you would like to attend this event, please register
by contacting Steve Orman at

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