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Welcome to the Jacobethans

 Resources on Thomas Kyd

 Resources on Christopher Marlowe  Resources on Benjamin Jonson
 Resources on John Webster  Resources on Thomas Middleton  Centre for the Study of the Renaissance

    This website:

    • proposes an innovative teaching and learning tool for contextualising the period (see the timeline), and for engaging with the playtexts (see key fragments)
    • makes available an informed space for academic research on the Jacobethans - focusing both on critical history and performance reconstruction and archiving
    • invites and provides templates for new forms of assignment for student work on the plays, the playwrights and the period
    • allows for creative exploration of the performance element in the study of the Jacobethans


    This open-access resource on the page and stage history of five Jacobethan playwrights and nine of their plays combines:

    • interactive databases
    • hypertext and performative readings of play fragments
    • performance reconstruction and archiving
    • up-to-date bibliographies
    • discussion fora