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==What is the Lost Plays Database?==
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The ''Lost Plays Database'' is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.  
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The ''Lost Plays Database'' is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.
 
 
 
  
 
The editors believe that lost plays are a potential source of significant information on playwrights, playing companies, venues in London and the provinces, repertory studies, and audiences. The database provides a web-accessible, web-editable site for data on these plays concerning theatrical provenance, sources, genre, and authorship.
 
The editors believe that lost plays are a potential source of significant information on playwrights, playing companies, venues in London and the provinces, repertory studies, and audiences. The database provides a web-accessible, web-editable site for data on these plays concerning theatrical provenance, sources, genre, and authorship.
 
  
 
Users of the ''Lost Plays Database'' will find information drawn from the following, as applicable:
 
Users of the ''Lost Plays Database'' will find information drawn from the following, as applicable:
  
•  Stationers' Register
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* Stationers' Register
 
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* Henslowe's Diary
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* Legal records
 
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* Narrative and dramatic sources  
•  Legal records
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* Scholarly commentary
 
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* Online databases and digital archives
•  Narrative and dramatic sources  
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Unlike many public wikis, the ''Lost Plays Database'' is not open to public editing: for quality control, potential contributors must apply to the editors for contributing privileges (see [[How to Contribute]]).
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Unlike many public wikis, the ''Lost Plays Database'' is not open to public editing: for quality control, potential contributors must apply to the editors for contributing privileges (see [[HowtoContribute|How to Contribute]]).
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 05:47, 27 August 2018

What is the Lost Plays Database?

The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1570-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.

The editors believe that lost plays are a potential source of significant information on playwrights, playing companies, venues in London and the provinces, repertory studies, and audiences. The database provides a web-accessible, web-editable site for data on these plays concerning theatrical provenance, sources, genre, and authorship.

Users of the Lost Plays Database will find information drawn from the following, as applicable:

  • Stationers' Register
  • Henslowe's Diary
  • Legal records
  • Narrative and dramatic sources
  • Scholarly commentary
  • Online databases and digital archives


Unlike many public wikis, the Lost Plays Database is not open to public editing: for quality control, potential contributors must apply to the editors for contributing privileges (see How to Contribute).