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Digital Renaissance Editions publishes electronic scholarly editions of early English drama and texts of related interest, from late medieval moralities and Tudor interludes, occasional entertainments and civic pageants, academic and closet drama, and the plays of the commercial London theaters, through to the drama of the Civil War and Interregnum.

Inspired by the Internet Shakespeare Editions and using the same publication platform, editions include photo-facsimiles and diplomatic transcriptions of early textual witnesses alongside a modern-spelling text with full critical apparatus and generous introductory and supplementary materials. With its focus on producing peer-reviewed scholarly editions of plays by Shakespeare’s immediate predecessors, contemporaries, and successors, the project is dedicated to expanding the range of early English drama available for study, teaching, and performance.

To complement and enrich the editions, the project also includes a Performance Database comprising a growing collection of multimedia materials related to early English drama on stage and screen, as well as a Critical Companion of freshly commissioned, peer-reviewed essays on the plays and their historical, cultural, social, political, and theatrical contexts.

Why not take a virtual tour through the Foyer to learn more about the project’s aims and administration, browse the Library of peer-reviewed editions and content, explore performance histories and materials in the Theater, or explore works-in-progress in the Annex?