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The London Stage Database
Mattie Burkert, Utah State University

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"The Bard's Ascent: When Was Greatness Thrust upon William Shakespeare?" (Media Coverage)
Author(s): James Tozer
Publication: The Economist
Date: 10/26/2019
Abstract: This article analyzes data from the London Stage Database to track the 18th-century growth in Shakespeare's popularity. Trends in the performances of specific plays during that period are compared with current-day trends, as reflected in UK Theatre Web. The article features several graphics created using the full JSON dataset downloaded from the London Stage Database website.

Review of the London Stage Database (Review)
Author(s): Fiona Ritchie
Publication: ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
Date: 11/2/2020
Abstract: The London Stage Database is an open-access and open-source website that digitises the performance records contained in the print volumes of the London Stage, published in the 1960s. The database's flexible search function and intuitive interface open up new directions in research and will change the way we think about eighteenth-century theatre.

Burkert, Mattie, principal investigator and project dir. The London Stage Database. (Review)
Author(s): Renae Satterley
Publication: Renaissance and Reformation
Date: 10/22/2021
Abstract: Review of the London Stage Database appearing in the journal's "Digital Resource Reviews" section.

Review: London Stage Database (Review)
Author(s): Kalle Westerling
Publication: Reviews in Digital Humanities
Date: 9/29/2022
Abstract: A review of London Stage Database, a digital project that remediates the London Stage Information Book, directed by Mattie Burkert

Data is Plural Visualization Challenge (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jeremy Singer-Vine
Publication: Nightingale Magazine
Date: 8/26/2022
Abstract: The Challenge: We’re a community of data visualizers, so let’s do what we do best— visualize data! Explore the selected dataset, find an interesting angle or insight, and create a visualization using the tool of your choice. Infographics, data stories, data art… you have permission to get creative. About the dataset, from Jeremy Singer-Vine: I’ve chosen the London Stage Database as the source for Nightingale’s inaugural dataset challenge. I first encountered the dataset a couple of years ago and it continues to impress me. The material itself is compelling, of course: it describes 100,000+ performances at 50,000+ theatrical events in London from 1660 to 1880, often supplemented with detailed notes and cast lists. But the project, led by the University of Oregon’s Mattie Burkert, is also a great example of making data usable for others.

Data is Plural Submissions: The London Stage Database (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Iva Brunec, Michiel Duvekot, Kat Greenbrook, Milán Janosov, Georgios Karamanis, Lee Olney, Lisa Pederson, Nikita Rokotyan, Guillermina Sutter Schneider, Nightingale Editors
Publication: Nightingale Magazine
Date: 12/22/2022
Abstract: The inaugural Data Is Plural visualization challenge prompted readers to explore the London Stage Database, which describes 100,000+ performances in London from 1660 to 1880. Check out the submissions.

S1E2: The London Stage (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jeremy Singer-Vine
Publication: Data is Plural: The Podcast
Date: 3/29/2023
Abstract: This episode’s guest is Mattie Burkert, whose London Stage Database was featured in the Aug. 14, 2019 edition of the Data Is Plural newsletter. Mattie sets the scene for 17th- and 18th-century theater performances, describes those performances’ eventful journey into bits and bytes, how the digital records were almost lost to history, and how she and collaborators recovered them.

How to Find Your Actor Ancestors (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Celia Heritage
Publication: Who Do You Think You Are?
Date: 7/27/2021
Abstract: A diverse range of online resources can help you research the thespians in your family tree.

Top Resources for Tracing Your Theatre Ancestors (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Michelle J. Holman
Publication: Family Tree
Date: 9/24/2019