Early Theatre


Early Theatre publishes peer-reviewed research in medieval or early modern drama and theatre history, rooted in the records and documents of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales.

We encourage articles or notes on related materials either in Europe, or in parts of the world where English or European travellers, traders, and colonizers observed performances by other peoples. Although we are primarily interested in the performance history of any art, entertainment, or festive occasion of the period, we also invite submissions of interpretive or literary articles relating to the performances themselves.

Issues of Early Theatre published in the last year are available by subscription. Content that has been published for one year or more is freely available on this website. Early Theatre’s green open access distribution policy aligns with the UK Research Excellence Framework recommendations and Canadian TriCouncil requirements for open access.