Virtual Exhibits, 2021 

Digital Restoration Drama

Lauren Liebe (Texas A&M University)

Digital Restoration Drama is an open-access database of TEI-encoded play texts from the English Restoration, supported by robust metadata about the publication and performance histories of each play. By making these plays available in multiple user-friendly formats, this project expands access to Restoration drama for scholars and students alike.

Early Modern Dramatic Paratexts

Heidi Craig (Texas A&M University)
Sonia Massai (King’s College London)

Early Modern Dramatic Paratexts (EMDP) is an open-access database of all dramatic paratexts printed to 1660. EMDP digitizes and expands Paratexts in English Printed Drama to 1642 (Cambridge UP, 2014) edited by Thomas L. Berger and Massai, and is hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Margaret Cavendish’s Poems and Fancies: A Digital Critical Edition

Liza Blake (University of Toronto)

Margaret Cavendish’s Poems and Fancies: A Digital Critical Edition offers the first fully collated scholarly edition of Cavendish’s poetry, showing textual variants across the three editions. The site allows for the scholarly study of her revision practices, offers an introduction on how to read her poems and the whole collection, and is a pedagogical resource. Media-rich, Web-based Editions of Six Shakespeare Plays

Greg Watkins (Stanford University)
Sally Treanor (Paradigm Education, LLC)

myShakespeare provides media-rich, digital editions of six Shakespeare plays as a free, online resource. This digital exhibit will be an opportunity to sample the site and discuss with the creators what we’ve been learning from within the intersections of digital education, remote learning, and Shakespeare studies.

Pandemic Shakespeare

Erika M. Boeckeler (Northeastern University)
Avery Blankenship (Northeastern University)
Caroline Grand (Northeastern University)
Vijeta Saini (Northeastern University)

Pandemic Shakespeare invites the global public to process experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various social “pandemics”—e.g. racism, misogyny, class discrimination—through collaborative digital annotation of several plays. The site also offers high school and college educators a framework for integrating it into their pedagogy.

Project Quintessence: A Dynamic Explorer for the EEBO-TCP

Samuel Pizelo (University of California, Davis)
Arthur Koehl (University of California, Davis)
Carl Stahmer (University of California, Davis)

Project Quintessence is an open access tool for exploring the EEBO-TCP corpus. While the EEBO corpus is an integral component of most Early Modern research, its accessibility is limited to basic search functions. Quintessence applies several state-of-the-art computational techniques to allow for multiple, integrated methods of analyzing EEBO at a variety of scales.

The Shakespeare Mind Map Series Introduction, Summer/Fall 2020

Graham Richard Smith (Azerbaijan State University of Economics)

These Mind Maps offer a section on each of Shakespeare’s plays, giving information about their major themes, a concise description of their principal characters, a breakdown of the action arranged by act and scene, and a full synopsis of their plots.


Stephen Wittek (Carnegie Mellon University)

Shakespeare-VR is a virtual reality education project that transports students to the Blackfriars Playhouse and enables them to perform scenes alongside professional actors from the American Shakespeare Center (imagine karaoke, but with Shakespeare, and in virtual reality). The virtual reality media and related teaching materials are available at no cost to users.

Visualizing the Poets’ War

Don Rodrigues (University of Memphis)
Jonathan Hicks (University of Memphis)

Drawing on techniques in stylometry, cluster analysis, and other computational methods, this project visualizes relationships among the various works and players of the Poets’ War (1599 – 1602). It is a companion site to the forthcoming book, Shakespeare’s Queer Analytics.

The Warrior Women Project

Simone Chess (Wayne State University)
Erika Carbonara (Wayne State University)

The WWP is a collaborative experiment creating a digital home for 113 “warrior women” ballads collected by Dianne Dugaw in the 1970s but never published. The site preserves Dugaw’s index and enhances it with a new database allowing sorting/searching and key links to other ballad sites. We additionally include background and scholarly essays, teaching tools, and more.

Women & Shakespeare Podcast

Varsha Panjwani (New York University, London)

Women & Shakespeare is a podcast featuring conversations with diverse women experts who are involved in making and interpreting Shakespeare. Series 1 was supported by the NYU Global Faculty Fund Award.