Notification of Domain Change

Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama, is migrating its website -- and journal management system -- from Digital Commons to a new Open Journal Systems (OJS) site. All past content has been transferred. Please visit https://earlytheatre.org to have a look around and update your Early Theatre bookmark.

Send all submissions through the new site https://earlytheatre.org/. The current site http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/earlytheatre/ will be offline as of 1 October 2014.


Early Theatre is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes research in medieval or early modern drama and theatre history, rooted in the records and documents of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. We likewise encourage articles or notes on related materials either in Europe, or in parts of the world where English or European travellers, traders, and colonizers observed performances by other peoples. Although we are primarily interested in the performance history of any art, entertainment, or festive occasion of the period, we also invite submissions of interpretive or literary articles relating to the performances themselves.

Issues of Early Theatre published in the last two years are available by subscription. Content that has been published for two years or more is freely available on this website.

Current Issue: Volume 17, Issue 1 (2014)



Helen M. Ostovich, Melinda J. Gough, Erin E. Kelly, and Sarah E. Johnson


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