Academic journal article Early Theatre

Editorial

Academic journal article Early Theatre

Editorial

Article excerpt

Early Theatre has seen a number of changes since it emerged out of REED Newsletter twenty years ago. Just as this journal has shifted from print volumes, obtainable only by subscribers and library visitors, into an online publication that makes much of its contents freely available, the Records of Early English Drama project has also transformed into a much more accessible resource. What was once a series of large, red print volumes--each labelled with the name of a town or county--that attempted to document every reference to performance, drama, and entertainment in England before 1642 is now a free, easily searchable online archive of records under the title REED Online (https://ereed.library.utoronto.ca). This and other richly interactive projects--for example The Internet Shakespeare Editions (http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca) along with its partner projects Queen's Men Editions (http://qme.internetshakespeare.uvic.ca) and Digital Renaissance Editions (http://digitalrenaissance.uvic.ca); The Folger Shakespeare Library's Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama (http://emed.folger.edu); and Richard Brome Online (https://www.hrionline.ac.uk/brome/)--enable scholars to access, study, and teach with medieval and renaissance English drama in new and exciting ways. …

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