Richard Brome Online

Summary:

An online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome, which combines dramatic textual scholarship with theatre practice.

Project Status:

Completed

Funders:

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Partners:

University of Sheffield
Arts Archives, Exeter
Keele University
McMaster University
Rhodes College, Memphis
Royal Holloway, University of London
Sheffield Hallam University
University of Kent at Canterbury
University of Nottingham

Subjects:

British Isles, digital edition, drama, early modern period, early printed books, English studies, online resource, transcriptions, video

Technologies:

HTML, MySQL, XML, XSLT

HRI Online Publication

Project Description

An online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome, which combines dramatic textual scholarship with theatre practice. Intended users are scholars of drama and theatre studies, English Literature, History and Cultural Studies, as well as theatre practitioners.

Richard Brome´s plays have not appeared as a complete edition since John Pearson´s three-volume facsimile-reprint in 1873. Pearson did not include collaborations or Brome´s non-dramatic works. Certain plays have appeared as single editions in recent years, but only a select few; some of these are in old-spelling. This edition aimed to include all Brome´s dramatic works, including his sole-authored plays, collaboration(s), and manuscript materials. Each text has been fully edited and is accompanied by bibliographical, linguistic and dramaturgical commentaries (including comprehensive stage histories for each play and information about possible patterns of doubling). Brome´s few known non-dramatic writings are also included. The edition is presented as an online resource, enabling additional pictorial and written material to be keyed into the edited text, further illuminating the social, political, cultural and theatrical contexts in which Brome´s plays are immersed.

Project Team

  • Richard Cave (General Editor and Project Manager – Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Michael Leslie (Editor – Rhodes College, Memphis)
  • Eleanor Lowe (Editor – Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Lucy Munro (Editor – Keele University)
  • Marion O´Connor (Editor – University of Kent at Canterbury)
  • Helen Ostovich (Editor – McMaster, Ontario, Canada)
  • Julie Sanders (Editor – University of Nottingham)
  • Elizabeth Schafer (Editor – Royal Holloway, University of London)
  • Matthew Steggle (Editor – Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Brian Woolland (Editor – independent scholar and director of the workshops)
  • Peter Hulton (Arts Archives, Exeter) recorded all workshop performances for inclusion in the edition.
  • Dr Steven Newman (Project Manager – Humanities Research Institute)
  • Jamie McLaughlin (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)
  • Katherine Rogers (Digital Humanities Developer – University of Sheffield)