Records of Early English Drama, Middlesex/Westminster: Eight Theatres north of the Thames

Project start date: 2007-04 Project end date: 2010-09
This project focuses on two fundamental research problems: the need for a systematic and complete edition of all pre-1642 manuscript and printed records relating to the eight early Middlesex/Westminster theatres north of the Thames (1642 being the date of the closure of the London theatres by the authorities); the complementary need for a widely-available aggregated bibliography which locates, assesses, and digests all later printed transcriptions of pre-1642 documents relating to these theatres. It aims to generate both a primary resource, the edition, and an accessible basis for reflection on how such data was selected and transmitted in subsequent traditions, that is, a web-based bibliography. The theatres in question are the Red Lion (1567), the Theatre (1576), the Curtain (1577), the Fortune (1600), the Red Bull (1604), the Boar's Head (1602), the Phoenix or Cockpit (1616), and Salisbury Court (1629), all of which were situated outside the city of London’s walls. Beyond the period of this grant round, both edition and bibliography will move south of the Thames to cover historic Surrey’s Bankside theatres (such as the Globe).
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Methods usedCategory
Accessibility analysisStrategy and project management
Audio-visual interaction (synchronous)Communication and collaboration
Cataloguing and indexingData structuring and enhancement
Collaborative publishingData publishing and dissemination
Data modellingData structuring and enhancement
General project managementStrategy and project management
General website developmentData publishing and dissemination
Interface designData publishing and dissemination
Manual input and transcriptionData capture
Resource sharingCommunication and collaboration
Searching and queryingData analysis
Textual interaction (asynchronous)Communication and collaboration
Usability analysisStrategy and project management
VisualisationData analysis
Web browser scriptingData publishing and dissemination
Funding sources: 
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The British Academy
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Digital resource created:  
A web-based bibliography of all pre-1642 manuscript and printed records relating to the eight early Middlesex/Westminster theatres north of the Thames.
Access to digital resource:  
Open Access

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UK HE institutions involved:
King's College London
University of Southampton
Other institutions involved:
'Records of Early English Drama' of University of Toronto (Canada)

Project staff and expertise: 

Principal staff member:Prof. John McGavin, Prof. John Bradley
Other staff:Computing officer(s) / Technical supporter(s), Postdoctoral researcher(s) / Research assistant(s)
External expertise:Dr Jessica Freeman (Southampton) for Middlesex Records editing arm of project, Dr Christie Carson (Royal Holloway) for content and structure of Learning Zone, Editorial team (Toronto) for data and content of Learning Zone, UK Colleagues (Royal Holloway, Institute for Historical Research, Shakespeare's Globe) on Advisory Board


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Author(s) of recordJohn J McGavin
TitleRecords of Early English Drama, Middlesex/Westminster: Eight Theatres north of the Thames
Record created2010-07-08
Record updated2010-07-08 16:25
URL of recordhttp://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3531
Citation of recordJohn J McGavin: Records of Early English Drama, Middlesex/Westminster: Eight Theatres north of the Thames. <http://www.arts-humanities.net/node/3531> created: 2010-07-08, last updated 2010-07-08 16:25
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