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)
A New Context for the Manuscript of Wit and Science
'Bogus History' and Robert Greene’s Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay
David M. Bergeron
Julian Bowsher. Shakespeare’s London Theatreland: Archaeology, History, and Drama. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2012. Anthony Mackinder with Lyn Blackmore, Julian Bowsher and Christopher Phillpotts. The Hope Playhouse, Animal Baiting and Later Industrial Activity at Bear Gardens on Bankside: Excavations at Riverside House and New Globe Walk, Southwark, 1999-2000. London: Museum of London Archaeology, 2013. Pp. xiii, 92.
Lukas Erne. Shakespeare and the Book Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 302. Lukas Erne. Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp 323.