Early Theatre is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles exploring theatre history and performance criticism of "medieval or early modern drama and theatre history, rooted in the records and documents of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales". The journal emphasizes the history and cultural customs of performance "but it also features interpretive articles relating to the performances themselves". Early Theatre is also interested in articles that examine how Early English drama impinged "on or is influenced by other international practices". The journal brings together the disciplines of history, art history, theatre history, music, politics, and economics so that these various scholarly concerns have a common forum in which to test theories about performance.
Editorial board: Helen Ostovich, McMaster University; Melinda J. Gough, McMaster University; Erin E. Kelly, University of Victoria; Sarah E. Johnson, Royal Military College of Canada; Peter Kiran, University of Nottingham; and Daniel Powell, University of Victoria