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Cultures of Performance in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Welcome to Cultures of Performance in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. We are a group of academic staff and students from the University of Kent interested in and investigating a range of performance events in Europe, c. 500 to c. 1700. From plays and pageants to poetry and processions, music, liturgy and dance, performance here is broadly conceived and studied from a variety of methodological and historical perspectives, including its place in modern performance practice. We hold regular performance workshops throughout the year where we explore some of the texts, ideas and questions we encounter in our research, and you can find details of these on our Events page.