The Medieval and Renaissance Players

The formation of the Players was a direct result of the desire of several members of the Duquesne University English Department (primarily Dr. Anne Brannen, Dr. Jay Keenan, and Ph.D. candidate Michelle Butler) to participate in the 1998 PLS York Cycle by producing one of the York Cycle plays. The DMRP now produces and performs medieval and Renaissance drama, and is actively seeking funding resources for its productions.

Dedicated to the idea that one of the best ways to understand drama is through performance, the Duquesne University Medieval and Renaissance Players stage medieval and Renaissance drama, particularly at conferences and other scholarly gatherings.

The purpose of the Duquesne Medieval and Renaissance Players is to stage productions of Medieval and Renaissance drama as a means of research to better understand how Medieval and Renaissance drama function within a larger social context. In this effort, we join an international interest in the reconstruction and understanding of early drama—the recently finished rebuilding of Shakespeare's Globe Theater in London and Poculi Ludique Societas of the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto are well-known examples.

For more information about the Medieval and Renaissance Players, please contact:

John E. Lane, Jr.