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Folger Shakespeare Library admin by Trustees of Amherst College (Washington, DC 20003-1004)
Kathleen Lynch (Project Director: July 2014 to September 2017)

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Preservation and Access

[Media coverage]

$300,000 (approved)
$300,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2015 – 6/30/2017

A Digital Anthology of Early Modern English Drama

The first phase of an initiative to provide advanced digital access, through enhanced bibliographic description and text encoding, to ca. 400 plays written by contemporaries of Shakespeare in the 16th and 17th centuries.

A Digital Anthology for Early English Drama will enrich access to a neglected and largely inaccessible collection of the drama of Shakespeare’s contemporaries. This is a body of nearly four hundred surviving plays printed from 1576 to 1642 (when commercial playhouses first operated in London). The enriched texts will join a suite of interoperable, freely available digital texts at the Folger, including those of Shakespeare’s plays. During Phase One of implementation, the Folger will undertake the collective curation of digital texts; create and host a flexible online platform in the Folger's Drupal CMS repository; and guide and model a variety of research and teaching uses.