“Murder, revenge, weeping, slaughter, evil”: The History Play at the University of Oxford

Lorna Wallace is a second-year PhD student at the University of Stirling. Her doctoral research reevaluates notions of duty in early modern history plays against humanist and classical ideals. Here, Lorna explores Matthew Gwinne's ambitious yet never-performed university drama, Nero (pub. 1603). When people think of history plays, Shakespeare’s histories, such as Richard III and Henry V, often … Continue reading “Murder, revenge, weeping, slaughter, evil”: The History Play at the University of Oxford