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== Lost Plays Database: Introduction ==
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The ''Lost Plays Database'' is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1580-1642. Its purpose is to add lost plays to scholarly discussions of early modern theatrical activity.
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<br> 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.
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<br> Users of the ''Lost Plays Database'' will find information drawn from the following, as applicable:
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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
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• Scholarly commentary
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• Online databases and digital archives
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<br> 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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The ''Lost Plays Database'' is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1580-1642. 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 [[HowtoContribute|How to Contribute]]).
 
  
  
 
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Revision as of 02:50, 27 October 2009


Lost Plays Database: Introduction

The Lost Plays Database is a wiki-style forum for scholars to share information about lost plays in England, 1580-1642. 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).