LPD-derived publications

This page documents any publications (journals, books, etc.) arising out of research conducted for the Lost Plays Database.


McInnis, David and Matthew Steggle, ed. Lost Plays in Shakespeare's England. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2014.
David McInnis and Matthew Steggle, "Nothing will come of nothing? Or, What can we Learn from Plays that Don't Exist?", 1-16.
(View pdf)
William Proctor Williams, "What's a Lost Play? Toward a Taxonomy of Lost Plays", 17-30.
Roslyn L. Knutson, "Ur-Plays and Other Exercises in Making Stuff Up", 31-54.
Andrew Gurr, "What is Lost of Shakespearean Plays, Besides a Few Titles?", 55-71.
Matthew Steggle, "Lost, or Rather Surviving as a Very Short Document", 72-83.
John H. Astington, "Lumpers and Splitters", 84-104.
David McInnis, " '2 Fortune's Tennis' and the Admiral's Men", 105-26.
Misha Teramura, "Brute Parts: From Troy to Britain at the Rose, 1595-1600", 127-47.
Paul Whitfield White, "The Admiral's Lost Arthurian Plays", 148-62.
Lawrence Manley, "Lost Plays and the Repertory of the Strange's Men", 163-86.
Michael J. Hirrel, "Thomas Watson, Playwright: Origins of Modern English Drama", 187-207.
Christopher Matusiak, "Lost Stage Friars and their Narratives", 208-228.
Christi Spain-Savage, "Reimagining Gillian: The Merry Wives of Windsor and the Lost 'Friar Fox and Gillian of Brentford'", 229-53.
Martin Wiggins, "Where to Find Lost Plays", 255-78.

Steggle, Matthew. Digital Humanities and the Lost Drama of Early Modern England: Ten Case Studies. Ashgate, 2015.
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See the LPD entries for: Terminus et Non Terminus; Richard the Confessor; Bellendon; Cutlack; Truth's Supplication to Candlelight; Henry the Una; The Angel King; The Cardinal's Conspiracy; The Duchess of Fernandina.

Knutson, Roslyn L., David McInnis and Matthew Steggle, ed. Loss and the Literary Culture of Shakespeare's Time. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2020.
Roslyn L. Knutson, David McInnis and Matthew Steggle, "Introduction: Coping with Loss", 1-19.
Misha Teramura, "Shakespeare’s Ruined Quires", 23-40.
Paul Werstine, "Lost Playhouse Manuscripts", 41-54.
Jeanne H. McCarthy, "Richard Edwards’ “Palamon and Arcyte” and the Semi-Textual Basis of Playing", 55-73.
Kara J. Northway, "'I haue lost it': Apologies, Appeals, and Justifications for Misplacing The Wild-Goose Chase and Other Plays", 75-93.
Kris McAbee, "Like a Virgin: Lost and Reborn Ballads", 95-110.
Alexandra Hill, "Rediscovering Lost Literature in the Stationers’ Company Register", 111-27.
William Ingram, "Lost Plays and Other Lost Things: Ways of Being Lost", 131-38.
Ian Donaldson, "Ludwig Becker’s Shakespeare", 139-59.
David Kathman, "William Smith, “The Freeman’s Honour,” and the Lord Chamberlain’s Men", 161-71.
Matthew Steggle, "They Are All Fossils: A Paleontology of Early Modern Drama", 173-90.
Paul Whitfield White, "'Histories out of the scriptures': Biblical Drama in the Repertory of the Admiral’s Men, 1594–1603", 191-213.
David McInnis, "Magic Mirrors, Moors, and Marriage: A Lost English Play Surviving in German", 215-31.
Lucy Munro and Emma Whipday, "Making Early Modern 'Verbatim Theater,' or, 'Keep the Widow Waking'", 233-49.

McInnis, David. Shakespeare and Lost Plays: Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England. Cambridge: CUP, 2021.

Articles and Chapters

Knutson, Roslyn L. and David McInnis, “The Lost Plays Database: A Wiki for Lost Plays,” Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 24 (2011): 46-57. View article on Googlebooks

Knutson, Roslyn L., "Henry Chettle, Workaday Playwright," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 30 (2017): 52-64.

Lovascio, Domenico. “Leicester's Men and the Lost Telomo of 1583”. Early Theatre 20.1 (2017): 9-26.
See the LPD entry for Telomo

McInnis, David, “Robert Wilson and Lost Plays,” Performance as Research in Early English Theatre Studies: The Three Ladies of London in Context. View article
See the LPD entries for plays by Robert Wilson.

McInnis, David. “Webs of Engagement.” Digital Shakespeare: A Shifting Landscape. Ed. Christie Carson and Peter Kirwan. Cambridge: CUP, 2014. 43-56. View chapter on Googlebooks

McInnis, David. “Marlowe’s Influence and 'The True History of George Scanderbeg',” Marlowe Studies: An Annual 2 (2012): 71-85. View archived PDF
See the LPD entry for George Scanderbeg

McInnis, David. “Lost Plays from Early Modern England: Voyage Drama, A Case Study,” Literature Compass 8/8 (2011): 534-42. Download PDF (The definitive version is available at wileyonlinelibrary.com)
See the LPD entries for Travel plays

McInnis, David. “Lost Plays and Source Study”. Rethinking Shakespeare Source Study, ed. Dennis Austin Britton and Melissa Walter. NY: Routledge, 2018. 297-315.

McInnis, David, Steggle, Matthew & Teramura, Misha. "Alice Mustian, Playwright". Review of English Studies 75 (2024): 17–29. https://doi.org/10.1093/res/hgad104
See the LPD entry for Play by Alice Mustian

Nicol, David. "The Peaceable King, or the Lord Mendall: A Lost Jack Cade Play and its 1623 Revival". Early Theatre 19.1 (2016): 137-45.
See the LPD entry for Peaceable King, or Lord Mendall

Steggle, Matthew. "A Lost Turk Play: Actors Mufti Nassuf &c (1614-42)," Ben Jonson Journal 19.1 (2012): 45-64. Download a pdf of the article
See the LPD entry for Actors Mufti Nassuf &c

Steggle, Matthew. "A Lost Jacobean Tragedy: Henry the Una (c.1619)," Early Theatre 13.1 (2010): 65-82.
See the LPD entry for Henry the Una

Steggle, Matthew. "Philip Henslowe's Artificial Cow," Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England 30 (2017): 65-76.

Steggle, Matthew. "Marlowe's Lost Play: 'The Maiden's Holiday'" in Kirk Melnikoff and Roslyn L. Knutson, eds., Christopher Marlowe, Theatrical Commerce, and the Book Trade (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018), 243-257.
See the LPD entry for The Maiden's Holiday

Teramura, Misha. "The Admiral's Vayvode of 1598," Early Theatre 18.1 (2015): 79-99.
See the LPD entry for Vayvode

Teramura, Misha. "Richard Topcliffe's Informant: New Light on The Isle of Dogs," Review of English Studies 68 (2017): 44–59.
See the LPD entry for The Isle of Dogs


Johnson, Laurie and David McInnis. “Thomas Cavendish on the early modern stage?” Notes & Queries 65.4 (December 2018): advance access published 09 October 2018.
See the LPD entry for The New World's Tragedy.

McInnis, David. “Evidence of a Lost Tarlton Play, c. 1585, Probably for The Queen’s Men,” Notes & Queries 59.1 (March 2012): 43-45.
View a pdf of the note, via Oxford Journals' free-access site.
See the LPD entry for A Lord and his Three Sons

McInnis, David and Matthew Steggle. “Folger MS X.d.390 (1-2), and Folger MS X.d.391,” Notes & Queries 58.3 (Sept 2011): 374-76.
View a pdf of the note, via Oxford Journals' free-access site.
See the LPD entries for Eusebius, Timotheus, Theophilus (Folger MS X.d.390) and Pilades and Horestes (Folger MS X.d.391)

McInnis, David. “Fortunatus and the ‘Tree of Gowlden Apelles’ in Henslowe’s Inventory,” Notes & Queries 58.2 (June 2011): 270-72.
View a pdf of the note, via Oxford Journals' free-access site.
See the LPD entry for Fortunatus, Part 1

Steggle, Matthew. "The 'Comedy of a Duke of Ferrara' in 1598", Early Theatre 19.2 (2016), 139–156.
See the LPD entry for Comedy of a Duke of Ferrara

Steggle, Matthew. "Jordan and Sharpham: A Lost Play and an Annotated Playbook". Notes & Queries 64.3 (September 2017): 403-406.
See the LPD entry for Florentine Ladies, The

Teramura, Misha. "The 'Indecipherable' Line of the Love's Labour's Won Bookseller's List". Notes & Queries (forthcoming).
See the LPD entry for Love's Labour's Won

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