Early Drama at Oxford (EDOX): www.edox.org.uk
EDOX is a research project dedicated to interdisciplinary exploration of medieval and early modern drama at Oxford, combining the techniques of performance, film-making, archival research, translation and editing.
The Dutch Courtesan: www.dutchcourtesan.co.uk
Site created by the Department of Theatre, Film and Television (TFTV) at the University of York both to record the preparation and development of the Department’s production of John Marston’s comedy, which will be performed in its largest theatre on 20, 21, and 22 June 2013 and to encourage renewed exploration of the play and of the worlds and traditions from which it sprang.
Cahiers Elisabethains: http://recherche.univ-montp3.fr/cahiers/
Founded in 1972 and published uninterruptedly ever since, Cahiers Élisabéthains is an international, peer-reviewed English-language scholarly journal publishing articles and reviews on all aspects of the English Renaissance. The term is given its broadest connotation: subjects have ranged from Chaucer to Restoration drama and beyond. The literature and drama of the Elizabethan period is, however, the focal point of its interest.
The Bardathon: http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/bardathon/
The Bardathon is Dr Peter Kirwan’s Shakespeare review blog. Originally set up in 2006 to chronicle the RSC Complete Works Festival, The Bardathon chronicles new productions of early modern plays around the UK, as well as related films, documentaries, books and events. The blog aims to combine the analysis of academic criticism with the quick format of the journalistic review.
Marlowe Society of America: https://apps.carleton.edu/hosted/msa/
A non-profit organization of scholars formed thirty years ago to promote research and scholarship on Marlowe’s life, works, and times, as well as his relationships with his fellow playwrights and his crucial role in early modern stage history.
Before Shakespeare: https://beforeshakespeare.com
Before Shakespeare asks how and why commercial playhouses came to be built in London during the reign of Queen Elizabeth. The project engages in performance and archival research to explore the world of sixteenth-century playhouses and asks what happens if we privilege the origins of those playhouses, thinking about them as entrepreneurial, architectural, and creative innovations and considering the changes they brought about in the way people wrote, performed, watched, and (eventually) read plays.
The Oxford Marston: http://johnmarston.leeds.ac.uk
The Oxford Marston Project will create the first complete critical edition of the works of John Marston (1576-1634). Marston’s works have never been properly edited as a body. The last collected edition was published in the 1930s, but its contents are incomplete, its textual work is unreliable, and its scholarship is long out of date. The new edition will bring together all Marston’s poems and plays for the first time, and will scrutinize exhaustively the many early printed editions, and the handful of manuscripts, in which his works survive.
The Thomas Nashe Project: https://research.ncl.ac.uk/thethomasnasheproject/
At the centre of this ambitious project is the new critical edition of the works of Thomas Nashe which will be published by Oxford University Press. Over the next few years, the team will be putting together six volumes of Nashe’s writing, from closet drama and erotic poetry, to satire and the early novel.
Struan Leslie: www.struanleslie.com
Behind the Arras: www.behindthearras.com
Nick Browning: www.nickbimages.com
Fringe Review: www.fringereview.co.uk
These books, soon to be published, all make reference to the work of Edward’s Boys
- Voices and Books in the English Renaissance: A New History of Reading by Jennifer Richards (OUP 2019)
- ‘A Manifesto for Performance Research’, by Elisabeth Dutton in The Methuen Drama Handbook to Theatre History and Historiography, eds. Claire Cochrane and Joanna Robinson (London: Bloomsbury, 2019)
- Reimagining Shakespeare Education: Teaching and Learning through Collaboration eds. Liam Semler, Linzy Brady, Claire Hansen, Jackie Manuel. (CUP, forthcoming 2020)