Out of the Wings

Project start date: 2008-06 Project end date: 2011-05
Out of the Wings brings the untapped riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America to English-speaking theatre professionals – practitioners and researchers alike. The virtual environment will reveal the plays as well as the bodies of knowledge that inform and sustain professional practice within Hispanic cultures. In this way, users will be able to access the type of information that will open up the theatre to their interests and purpose. Users will be able to search through a comprehensive database of Spanish-language plays (either generically under Golden Age, Modern Spanish and Spanish American or by key words – genre, type of play, number of characters, theme, etc.) to find the play or plays that are relevant to their own programming or research needs. The entries of individual plays will all be contextualised through synopsis, sample translation, production notes, critical responses and performance history, and a final section will guide users towards a directory of theatre translators.
Methods usedCategory
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
General project managementStrategy and project management
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Textual interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Content types created: 
Software tools used: 
Source material used:  
Playtexts from Spain and Latin America from the 17th century to the present day.
Digital resource created:  
Online database with information about Spanish language plays, providing sample translations and facilities for user-focused content creation.
Data Formats created: 

Institutions affiliated with this project: 

UK HE institutions involved:
King's College London
Queen's University Belfast
University of Oxford

Project staff and expertise: 

Principal staff member:Catherine Boyle, David Johnston, Jonathan Thacker, Paul Spence
Other staff:Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s), Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)
External expertise:

Metadata on this arts-humanities.net record
Author(s) of recordCatherine Boyle
TitleOut of the Wings
Record created2010-07-19
Record updated2010-07-19 17:37
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3513
Citation of recordCatherine Boyle : Out of the Wings. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3513> created: 2010-07-19, last updated 2010-07-19 17:37
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