Got an Australian address? Need EEBO?
Did you know that anyone with an Australian postal address is eligible for a National Library of Australia borrowing card, which provides remote access to eResources including Early English Books Online? Go to http://www.nla.gov.au/getalibrarycard to register for a card, and you could be accessing online resources within 5-10 working days.
New(ish) Resources online
Grace Ioppolo (University of Reading) has launched her Henslowe-Alleyn Digitisation Project, based at King’s College London’s Centre for Computing in the Humanities and co-sponsored by the University of Reading. It offers a high-quality digital image of each of the 2000 pages of the theatrical manuscripts in the Henslowe-Alleyn archive at Dulwich College, and also offers essays on the most important documents, including Henslowe’s diary, the Fortune Theatre contract, the Rose Theatre partnership agreement, the Orlando part, the Seven Deadly Sins Part II plot, Jonson’s autograph transcription of two poems, and Edward Alleyn’s diary. The project can be found at www.henslowe-alleyn.org.uk
Under the General Editorship of Richard Cave (Royal Holloway, University of London), Richard Brome Online (www.hrionline.ac.uk/brome) is an online edition of the Collected Works of the Caroline dramatist, Richard Brome. The edition not only makes the texts accessible to scholars and theatre practitioners, but also begins to explore their theatricality visually, serving as inspiration to encourage more frequent staging of Brome’s works.
Roslyn L. Knutson (University of Arkansas, Little Rock) and David McInnis (University of Melbourne) have established the Lost Plays Database (www.lostplays.org) as 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 database provides a web-accessible, web-editable site for data on these plays concerning theatrical provenance, sources, genre, and authorship. The LPD also has a Facebook page, where updates about new entries are regularly posted.
Under the Coordinating Editorship of Brett D. Hirsch (University of Western Australia), the Digital Renaissance Editions (www.digital-renaissance.info) brings together an international team of specialists in Renaissance drama, textual studies, and digital humanities, to publish electronic scholarly editions of early modern English drama. Inspired by and building upon the platform developed by the Internet Shakespeare Editions (internetshakespeare.uvic.ca), the DRE will offer open-access electronic editions of non-Shakespearean drama from Tudor interludes through to the Restoration, with full scholarly apparatus, facsimile images, contextual and textual essays, and other multimedia content. For more information, or to propose an edition for the project, visit www.digital-renaissance.info
Where do you buy your books?
Found a place that you’d like to share? Let the bulletin editors (David or Gayle) know so we can mention it in the next issue. Here’s a couple of suggestions:
The Book Depository – Free Postage!
The Book Depository in the UK have great prices, online ordering, and they send books anywhere in the world for free (yes, that includes Australia and New Zealand!) The books reliably arrive between 7-10 days. They have a very good catalogue and ordering is easy.
Book and Volume
For those of you who like to order a little closer to home, Book and Volume is an Australasian bookseller which offers a comprehensive catalogue of books on the early modern era.
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