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Redefining British Theatre History (Palgrave)

Redefining British Theatre History, published in association with the Huntington Library, is a five-volume series that merges together "major practitioners in theatre history in order to establish ways in which previous assumptions need fundamental questioning and to initiate new directions for the field. The series aims to establish a new future for theatre history, not least by making theatre historians aware of their own history, current practice and future".

Series editor: Peter Holland


REED Newsletter

Records of Early English Drama, or REED, Newsletter was published by the University of Toronto, in association with McMaster University, between 1976-1997. REED published a variety of documents from evidence of early drama, to conferences and calls for papers. "REED Newsletter is succeeded by the peer-reviewed journal, Early Theatre: A Journal Associated with the Records of Early English Drama". The REED archive is now freely available online.


Renaissance and Reformation / Renaissance et Réforme

Begun in 1963, Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme "is a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, multidisciplinary and bilingual". Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme is published by the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto. The journal has a strong interdisciplinary focus and encourages submissions that discuss all or any aspect of the Renaissance and Reformation. Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme is a leading journal in the field.

Editor: Richard Hillman


Renaissance Drama

Founded in 1956, Renaissance Drama is published annually by Northwestern University Press. "Renaissance Drama, an annual and interdisciplinary publication, is devoted to drama and performance as a central feature of Renaissance culture. The essays in each volume explore traditional canons of drama, the significance of performance (broadly construed) to early modern culture, and the impact of new forms of interpretation on the study of Renaissance plays, theater, and performance". Renaissance Drama only publishes academic articles and the journal frequently features a publication themes or special issues with guest editors.

Editor: Jeffrey Masten and William West


Renaissance Quarterly

"Renaissance Quarterly is the leading American journal of Renaissance studies, encouraging connections between different scholarly approaches to bring together material spanning the period from 1300 to 1650 in Western history". Associated with the Renaissance Society of America, Renaissance Quarterly publishes approximately 20 articles and 500 reviews each year, "engaging the following disciplines: Americas, art and architecture, book history, classical tradition, comparative literature, digital humanities, emblems, English literature, French literature, Germanic literature, Hebraica, Hispanic literature, history, humanism, Islamic world, Italian literature, legal and political thought, medicine and science, music, Neo-Latin literature, performing arts and theater, philosophy, rhetoric, and women and gender".

Editors: Nicholas Terpstra, University of Toronto and Sarah Covington, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York



Launched in 2005, Shakespeare is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that publishes articles that advance current Shakespeare scholarship and promote new developments in the field. The principal concentration of the journal is to bridge the gaps between sectors of Shakespeare scholarship - namely, Shakespeare performance studies and Shakespeare literary studies. Joining together academics and performers, Shakespeare is an important multidisciplinary journal for the fields of Renaissance and Shakespeare research.

Editors: Deborah Cartmell; Gabriel Egan; Lisa Hopkins; Tom Rutter; and Brett D. Hirsch


Shakespeare Quarterly

"Founded in 1950 by the Shakespeare Association of America, Shakespeare Quarterly is a refereed journal committed to publishing articles in the vanguard of Shakespeare studies". Shakespeare Quarterly is produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with George Washington University, and is published by John Hopkins University Press. The journal aims to "bring to light new information on Shakespeare and his age, issue and exchange sections for the latest ideas and controversies, theater reviews of significant Shakespeare productions, and book reviews to keep its readers current with Shakespeare criticism and scholarship". Shakespeare Quarterly is a foundational journal to the connected disciplines of Shakespeare and Renaissance studies.

Editor: Gail Kern Paster


Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama (Ashgate)

"This series presents original research on theatre histories and performance histories; the time period covered is from about 1500 to the early 18th century". The collection is specifically interested in detailing women's activities in theatre through studies of financial support, technical support, or house staff support, rather than through conventional stage performance. Currently, the series has 55 publications.

Series editor: Helen Ostovich, McMaster University


The Collected Works of Edmund Spenser

The collected edition of Spenser's works is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. The edition will be published in six volumes and will feature both print and digital components. The digital archive will be "richly marked up to enable readers to examine" Spenser's "texts in ways not possible in a print edition". The digital archive will also contain original scans. The print edition will compile earl extant manuscripts, published works, Spenser's translations, and correspondence.

Editors: Patrick Cheney; Elizabeth Fowler; Joseph Loewenstein, David Miller, and Andrew Zurcher


The Oxford Middleton

The 2011 publication of the Oxford Middleton, or Thomas Middleton: The Collected Works, marked the first time all of the works attributed to Middleton were collected and printed in a single volume. The comprehensive collection was shaped and prepared by over 60 scholars around the world. It follows the precedent established by The Oxford Shakespeare by publishing the Collected Works in one volume to be accompanied by comprehensive, scholarly Companion in a second volume. The publication modernizes and standardizes Middleton's spelling and punctuation. The volumes are extensively illustrated and work to contextualize Middleton within his literary and cultural environments.

Editors: Gary Taylor and John Lavagnino