Database of Early English Playbooks

Description: 

The Database of Early English Playbooks "allows scholars and students to investigate the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama in ways not possible using any other print or electronic resource". Using a rich search function, the Database of Early English Playbooks provides researchers with the ability to search through "every playbook produced in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the beginning of printing through 1660". The Database of Early English Playbooks contextualizes the texts by displaying the paratextual matter - advertisements, title-pages, etc. - that function alongside the playbook content in order to provide researchers with the fullest understanding of the text.

Director(s): 
Alan B. Farmer and Zachary Lesser
period: 
1450-1660
geographical region: 
England, Scotland and Ireland
Affiliation(s): 
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Pennsylvania
API: 
Content Area: 
Databases