Readership: Students and scholars of Renaissance drama.
Martin Wiggins, Senior Lecturer and Fellow, and Tutor for Research, The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
Martin Wiggins is Senior Lecturer and Fellow, and Tutor for Research at The Shakespeare Institute at the University of Birmingham. From 1987-1990 he held a Junior Research Fellowship at Keble College. He has also taught at the University of Reading, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, London, and The Roehampton Institute. His research interests cover the full corpus of dramatic works written in the
British Isles between the English Reformation and the English Revolution, including both commercial and literary plays, masques and entertainments, and drama in Latin, Greek, Cornish, and Welsh. In 2006, he won the Calvin and Rose G. Hoffman Prize for distinguished work on Christopher Marlowe. He also writes regularly for the Globe's magazine, Around the Globe, on issues in dramatic history.
Catherine Richardson is Reader in Renaissance Studies at the University of Kent. Her research focuses on the relationship between texts and the material experience of daily life in early modern England, on- and offstage. Previous publications include Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy (Manchester University Press, 2006), Shakespeare and Material Culture (Oxford University Press, 2011), and she is editor of Clothing Culture 1350-1650 (Ashgate, 2004) and, with Tara Hamling, Everyday Objects: medieval and early modern material culture and its meanings (Ashgate, 2010).
"Another remarkable project... With its wide scope and meticulous attention to detail, it will be an essential reference work." - Brian Vickers, The Times Literary Supplement
"outstanding, well-structured, well-researched, and carefully written. As a resource for, among others, bibliographers, editors, and book and cultural historians of early modern plays, the Catalogue, when complete, is likely to be the first point of reference for many, many years to come." - N. C. Aldred, The Library
"[Wiggins] deserves credit for a breathtaking achievement ... Because it includes everything with a possible dramatic element tilts, dialogues, masques, royal entries and royal welcomes the Catalogue greatly expands
the picture of dramatic activity given in the Annals, emphasizing its collaborative nature ... ideal for browsing and is full of fascinating details" - Lois Potter, Times Literary Supplement
"We follow the records around the British Isles and onto the Continent and we read with a sense of wonder this continuing piece of landmark scholarship." - Gwilym Jones, Around the Globe
"I learned something every time I opened this book. Indeed, it is hard to imagine a reader who would not ... throughout there are fascinating, illustrative details ... This is a deeply impressive work and will be a standard reference point for decades to come." - Gwilym Jones, Around the Globe
"The Cataolgue is therefore bound to have a
significant impact both on teaching and research in the fields of Shakespeare and early modern drama ... [it] will prove immensely useful to scholars and students alike." - Sonia Massai, Shakespeare Survey
List of Entries
British Drama, 1567-1589
Index of Persons
Index of Places
Index of Plays