Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

6/1/2005 - 8/31/2006

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

Documenting Popular Entertainment of the English Renaissance: The Records of Early English Drama

FAIN: FB-52137-05

James M. Gibson
York University (Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada)

I propose to research, transcribe, and edit all evidence of dramatic, ceremonial, and minstrel activity prior to 1642 in West Kent for publication in the Kent (Diocese of Rochester) volume in the series Records of Early English Drama (REED). I will examine borough records, monastic records, churchwardens' accounts, household accounts, and ecclesiastical and civil court records; transcribe any payments for, or descriptions of, dramatic performance; and edit these transcriptions, complete with introduction, explanatory notes, and translations, for publication in the REED series.