Resources

There is an ever-expanding variety of web resources available to those working in some way on early modern theatre. This list will not be exhaustive, will share many features with others (not least Claire M. L. Bourne’s site ofpilcrows.com, Clare Wright‘s site earlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com and REED’s links for new researchers). If you have suggestions, contact me

Blogs

Anchora Adam G. Hooks; exploring the past, present, and future of early modern books and their readers www.adamghooks.net

asidenotesEoin Prince; Renaissance drama: then, now & sometimes in between asidenotes.wordpress.com

The Bardathon Pete Kirwan reviews modern productions of (mostly) Shakespeare and contemporariesblogs.nottingham.ac.uk/bardathon

The Bookfish Steve Mentz; thalassology, Shakespeare and swimmingstevementz.com/the-bookfish

Blogging ShakespeareHosted by Shakespeare Birthplace Trustbloggingshakespeare.com

The CollationResearch and exploration at the Folgercollation.folger.edu

Digital Shakespeares Erin Sullivan’s thoughts on Shakespeare and digital culturedigitalshakespeares.wordpress.com

dispositioHolger Schott Syme; mostly theatre, then and now, there and herewww.dispositio.net

Early English Drama & PerformanceClare Wright, Matthew Sergi, Tamara Haddad, Laura Rice; a network for scholars, students and practitionersearlyenglishdrama.wordpress.com

Heather Froehlichhfroehli.ch

Henslowe as a Blog David Nicol; based around the records of Henslowe’s Diary hensloweasablog.blogspot.co.uk

IlluminationsJohn Wyver, on early television, the RSC and morewww.illuminationsmedia.co.uk/blog/

James Loxley’s Digital Footprint – blog covering various projects inlcuding on Shakespeare and Jonson jamesloxley.wordpress.com

Not You WillRonan Hatfull; Thoughts & practical responses to Shakespeare’s relevance & accessibility in our time notyouwill.wordpress.com

¶ of pilcrowsClaire M. L. Bourne; text, performance, playswww.ofpilcrows.com

Shakespeare Aloud – Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe www.shakespearealoud.com

The Shakespeare blogSylvia Morris; In Shakespeare’s footstepstheshakespeareblog.com

Shakspermailing list and resourceswww.shaksper.net

Vade MecumAndrew S. Keenerandrewkeener.net

Wine Dark SeaJonathan Hope, Michael Witmore, et al.; drifting in a sea of texts and datawinedarksea.org

Wynken de WordeSarah Werner; books, early modern culture, postmodern readerssarahwerner.net/blog

Youtube ShakespeareStephen O’Neill; online video sharing, creation and circulation featuring Shakespeare and company – shakespeareonyoutube.com

Companies and performance-based projects

American Shakespeare Center – www.americanshakespearecenter.com (YouTube Channel)

BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource – TV and radio recordings from BBC Shakespeare collection (NB UK education access only) shakespeare.ch.bbc.co.uk

BBC Shakespeare 2016 On Tour BBC anniversary site www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03fcz11

The Beaumont and Fletcher Project script-in-hand performances of the B&F canonthebeaumontandfletcherproject.wordpress.com

Dekkerthon 2016 – Marathon reading of Dekker’s works at the Shakespeare Institue – dekkerthon.wordpress.com

The Dolphin’s BackRescuing forgotten plays & playwirghts, and bringing them back into contemporary performance www.thedolphinsback.com

The Dutch CourtesanCollection essays and resources created around a production of John Marston’s masterpiece at the University of York www.dutchcourtesan.co.uk

Early Drama at Oxford (EDOX) – interdisciplinary exploration of medieval and eraly modern drama at Oxford – edox.org.uk

Edward’s BoysBoys’ company based at Shakespeare’s School, King Edward’s Stratford-upon-Avon, led by Perry Mills www.edwardsboys.org

Global Shakespeares MIT’s polyglot video collection projectglobalshakespeares.mit.edu

Original PronunciationDavid Crystal’s site – originalpronunciation.com

Passion in Practice Ben Crystal’s company and ‘original practices’ www.passioninpractice.com

Performing the Queen’s MenUniversity of Toronto and McMaster University project exploring the Queen’s Men company (1583-1603) – thequeensmen.mcmaster.ca

Players Shakespeare – generate cue scripts –  players-shakespeare.com

Play the Knave motion capture Shakespeare playtheknave.org

Poculi Ludique Societas – Toronto-based company working on medieval to mid-c16th drama – groups.chass.utoronto.ca/plspls/front-page

Royal Shakespeare Companywww.rsc.org.uk (YouTube Channel)

Shakespeare’s Globe www.shakespearesglobe.com (YouTube Channel)

Staging and Representing the Scottish Renaissance Court – project staging Sir David Lyndsay’s Satire of the Three Estates and Interlude at Linlithgow Palace and Stirling Castle – stagingthescottishcourt.brunel.ac.uk

Staging the Henrician Court project staging John Heywood’s The Play of the Weather at Hampton Court Palace – stagingthehenriciancourt.brookes.ac.uk

Stratford Shakespeare Festivalwww.stratfordfestival.ca (YouTube Channel)

The Three Ladies of London Performance as Research in Early English Theatre Studies: The Three Ladies of London in Context threeladiesoflondon.mcmaster.ca/home/index.htm

Touchstone the University of Birmingham’s list of current and upcoming productions of Shakespearewww.touchstone.bham.ac.uk/performance/shakespeare%20productions.html

Journals

Unless noted by *, online access is usually through institutional subscription.

*Actor Scholaractorscholar.com

*Borrowers and Lenders – The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation www.borrowers.uga.edu

Cahiers Elisabethainscae.sagepub.com

Comparative Dramawww.wmich.edu/compdr

*Early Modern Literary Studiesextra.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html (for issues up to 2012) extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/journal/index.php/emls (for issues from 2013)

*Early Theatre (ET/REED) – last two years available by subscription only – earlytheatre.org/earlytheatre

*The Hare An online journal of brief essays and untimely reviews in Renaissance literature – thehareonline.com

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in Englandwww.colgate.edu/academics/departments-and-programs/english/medieval-renaissance-drama

The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS) Newsletterthemrds.org

Medieval English Theatre (METh) – for listings of the contents of their published volume – www.lancaster.ac.uk/users/meth/intro.html

Notes and Queries nq.oxfordjournals.org

Renaissance Drama www.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/rd/current

*Renaissance Forum – NB last issue 2004 – www.hull.ac.uk/renforum

Renaissance Quarterly Journal of the Renaissance Society of Americawww.journals.uchicago.edu/toc/rq/current

Research on Medieval and Renaissance Drama (ROMARD) – NB not currently kept very up to datewww.romard.org

Shakespeare Journal of the British Shakespeare Associationwww.tandfonline.com/toc/rshk20/current

Shakespeare Bulletinwww.press.jhu.edu/journals/shakespeare_bulletin

Shakespeare Jahrbuch shakespeare-gesellschaft.de/jahrbuch.html

Shakespeare Survey www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/literature/renaissance-and-early-modern-literature/series/shakespeare-survey

Shakespeare Quarterly www.folger.edu/shakespeare-quarterly  and www.press.jhu.edu/journals/shakespeare_quarterly

Theatre Journal www.press.jhu.edu/journals/theatre_journal

Theatre Notebook str.org.uk/notebook

Libraries and archives

The Beinecke Library, Yale University www.library.yale.edu/beinecke

The Bodleian Librarywww.bodleian.ox.ac.uk

The British Library www.bl.uk

Cambridge University Librarywww.lib.cam.ac.uk

COPAC search c.90 UK and Irish library cataloguescopac.jisc.ac.uk

The Folger Shakespeare Library hosting the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, in Washington D.C. – www.folger.edu

The Huntington Library www.huntington.org

The National Archiveswww.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Discovery (incorporating Access to Archives (A2A)) The National Archives’ online catalogues – discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk

Play texts

The Complete Works of John Marston arts.leeds.ac.uk/johnmarston

Digital Renaissance Editions – subsidiary of ISE; editions of early English drama and related texts – digitalrenaissance.uvic.ca

Early English Books Online (EEBO)digital facsimiles, subscription neededeebo.chadwyck.com

Folger Digital Texts API generate custom Shakespeare texts using the Folger texts – www.folgerdigitaltexts.org/api

The Gorboduc Project events and discussions around Revels series editiongorboducproject.com

Internet Shakespeare Editions online edtions and contextual infointernetshakespeare.uvic.ca

Lost Plays Database lost plays 1570-1642www.lostplays.org

Queen’s Men Editionssubsidiary of ISE; editions of plays connected to the QM company – qme.internetshakespeare.uvic.ca

Richard Brome Online The Complete Works of Richard Brome www.hrionline.ac.uk/brome/intro.jsp

The Thomas Nashe Project critical edition and surrounding work on Nashe’s dramaresearch.ncl.ac.uk/thethomasnasheproject

York, Chester and Townley Mystery Plays – medieval mystery cycles, hosted by Poculi Ludique Societas groups.chass.utoronto.ca/plspls/texts

Reference - dictionaries, palaeography etc

Anglo-Latin Wordbookcomplication of Latin vocab glossed in REED collections reed.utoronto.ca/wordbook

Bodleian Library Images of Manuscripts c1000 images of manuscripts from 11th to 17th centurywww.bodley.ox.ac.uk/dept/scwmss/wmss/medieval/browse.htm

COPIA English Handwriting 1500-1700
Univeristy of Cambridge online palaoegraphy course www.english.cam.ac.uk/ceres/ehoc/index.html

Dave Postles’ Early Modern Palaeography – learning aids and resources – paleo.anglo-norman.org/empfram.html

Language of Shakespeare’s Playslosp.us

Lexicons of Early Modern Englishleme.library.utoronto.ca

The National Archives Tutorial online palaeography tutorial 1500-1800 www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/palaeography

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography(ODNB)oxforddnb.com

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)oed.com

Scriptorium digital archive of manuscript miscellanies and commonplace books c.1450-1720scriptorium.english.cam.ac.uk

Texts, Manuscripts, and Palaeographya list of resources from the University of Pennsylvaniaccat.sas.upenn.edu/hot/mss.shtml

Societies

BritGrad British Graduate Shakespeare Conference britgrad.wordpress.com

British Shakespeare Associationwww.britishshakespeare.ws

Gloriana Society glorianasociety.org

International Shakespeare Associationwww.shakespeare.org.uk/education/research-scholars/isa

The Malone Societymalonesociety.com

Renaissance Society of America www.rsa.org

Shakespeare Association of Americawww.shakespeareassociation.org

Society of Renaissance Studieswww.rensoc.org.uk

Theatre history projects

Before Shakespeare – Project exploring the beginnings of London commercial theatre, 1565-1595  – beforeshakespeare.com

Biographical Index of English Drama before 1660 David Kathman’s complete annotated list of playwrights, actors, patrons, musicians, and miscellaneous othersshakespeareauthorship.com/bd

The Curtain Theatre – covering excavation of site, found 2011 – www.thestageshoreditch.com/archaeology

Henslowe-Alleyn Digitization Project – the personal and professional papers of actor Edward Alleyn and his father-in-law, the impresario Philip Henslowe www.henslowe-alleyn.org.uk

The Holinshed Projectcovering one of the most important historical sources for early modern dramatistswww.cems.ox.ac.uk/holinshed

The Early Modern Drama Database Tom Dale Keever’s online compendium keever.us/earlymodern.html

The London Stage, 1660-1800: a calendar of plays, entertainments & afterpieces, together with casts, box-receipts and contemporary comment (Part 1: 1660-1700)(via HathiTrust)hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015020696632

Map of Early Modern Londoninteractive 1561 Agas map, encyclopedia, gazetteer and librarymapoflondon.uvic.ca/index.htm

REED: Records of Early English Dramaevidence of drama, secular music and ceremony from the Middle Ages until 1642reed.utoronto.ca

REED Projects:

Anglo-Latin Wordbooksee above

Early Modern London Theatres interactive database of London theatres, their documents and after-lives – www.emlot.kcl.ac.uk

eREED – project to move REED collections to an online searchable platform ereed.library.utoronto.ca

Patrons and Performances – professional performers outside London; patrons, play places and travel routesreed.library.utoronto.ca

REED Pre-Publication draft REED volumes in development reedprepub.org

REED North EastREED project concentrating on NE England, based at Durham – community.dur.ac.uk/reed.ne

The Rose Playhouse – Bankside’s first Tudor theatre, inc. the Rose Revealed Projectwww.rosetheatre.org.uk

Shakespearean London Theatres (ShaLT) – the illustrated story of the playhouses, entrepreneurs, audiences, actors and dramatists that made up the early modern theatrical industry shalt.dmu.ac.uk

The Theatre site exploring Shakespeare’s first theatre www.explorethetheatre.co.uk

Virtual Paul’s Cross Project experience St Paul’s churchyard and John Donne’s Sermon for Gunpowder Day 1622 vpcp.chass.ncsu.edu

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