Digital Anthology of Early Modern Drama

What is the Digital Anthology?

The Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama is a hub for exploring over 400 early modern English plays that were performed in London's professional theaters between 1576 and 1642. The Anthology features fully searchable descriptions of 403 plays, with links to further resources.

There are also 40 documentary editions of the first printing of works such as Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus, John Ford's 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and Ben Jonson's Bartholomew Fair.

How can you use it?

The Digital Anthology is free and open to all: scholars, students, and enthusiasts. Browse plays written by Shakespeare's contemporaries, explore the repertoire of London's dramatic companies, read the first printed edition of one of our featured plays, or download the plays and their source code.

Want to learn more?

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