This collaborative website is devoted to epics from across the globe, including epic narratives in theatrical dramatizations, puppetry arts, music, visual art, and film. It aims likewise to showcase websites and teaching resources developed by colleagues featuring both literary and oral epics, from the ancient world to today. Several Renaissance epics are included. Inquiries and submissions welcome.
The eBOIARDO website features theatrical, musical, and artistic representations based on Boiardo’s Orlando Innamorato, Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso, and other Italian Renaissance romance epics. The site contains numerous videos of chivalric adaptations staged in Sicilian opera dei pupi and the epic Maggio tradition of the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines.
A digital repository of English literature that includes full texts from the medieval to the Restoration periods with subject-specific sections devoted to religious writers, Renaissance drama, Metaphysical poets, and the Cavalier poets. Each entry includes a collection of resources including links to biographical material, texts, essays and other material.
The site also includes an extensive search function and an encylopedia that provides context for the literature.
The Kit Marlowe Project is a digital space designed to introduce undergraduates with diverse majors to project-driven, research-based learning, and digital humanities practices in the context of studying one of Elizabethan England’s most compelling literary figures. As one of Shakespeare’s most famous contemporaries, Christopher Marlowe was a poet, playwright, and likely spy; his friends called him “Kit” and so do we. The site has been created so that students may curate an open-source collection of Marlowe’s works, contribute exhibits, encyclopedia, and bibliography entries, plus contribute to cultural preservation efforts by transcribing, encoding, and publishing archival works in an open-access forum. Excepting the About blogs, the Teaching Resources, the Contributor Resources, and the Mini-Archive documentation, all content has been student-generated.
Complementing the Folger’s unsurpassed resources on Shakespeare’s works, this website offers an introduction to hundreds of surviving plays by other authors and dozens of full play texts.
A search engine and database which contains every playbook published in England, Ireland, and Scotland through 1660. Includes information on author, theater company, printer, and paratextual material.
Data can also be exported in HTML, CSV, and XML formats.