“Early Theatre is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles, reviews, and notes on medieval and early modern drama and theatre history, with a particular focus on records pertaining to actors, theatres, music, dance, and entertainment of all kinds. Our main emphasis is the performance history of art, entertainment, and festive occasions, primarily in England, but we also feature interpretive articles relating to the performances themselves. We also publish scholarship on subjects relating to early English drama as it impinges on or is influenced by other international practices. Overall, we aim to bring together the disciplines of history, art history, theatre history, music, politics, and economics so that these various scholarly concerns have a common forum in which to test theories about performance.
We publish full-length articles, shorter notes, and book reviews. Each year we also feature ‘Issues in Review’, a section of related, short essays that together highlight new research directions and shape the field for further work in such areas as repertory study, performance theory, or studies of neglected playwrights; our most recent ‘Issues in Review’ section, for example, focused on commedia dell’arte’s influence on seventeenth-century drama. Early Theatre also publishes occasional special volumes with sustained attention to particular topics (see, for example, volume 3 on the York Cycle in performance and volume 6 dedicated to performance, politics, and culture in southwest Britain). ..“
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