Thursday, March 3, 2016

Resources for Primary Historical Research in English Renaissance Drama

Indispensable printed resources include, most importantly: 

Annals of English Drama, 975-1700, 3rd edition, ed. Alfred Harbage, Samuel Schoenbaum, and Sylvia Stoler Wagonheim (London: Routledge, 1989)

W.W. Greg, A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration, 4 vols. (London: Bibliographical Society, 1939-59)

Henslowe's Diary, 2nd edition, ed. R. A. Foakes (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)

Important databases and online resources include:

Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP)

Lost Plays Database

Henslowe-Alleyn Digitization Project

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