About the Project
Digital Restoration Drama is an open access database of play texts from the English Restoration.By providing TEI-encoded texts alongside metadata about the publications and performances of these plays, this project hopes to advance the study of Restoration drama through expanded access. Restoration drama has been relatively underrepresented in modern publication and scholarship, especially compared to the weight given to drama before 1642. From this lack of study, a symbiotic relationship has developed: because these plays are not frequently written about or taught, they are infrequently published, and they are infrequently published because scholarship has not created a substantial demand for new (and expensive) print editions. Digital Restoration Drama hopes to break this cycle by making these texts easily available in a free, clean, digital format suitable for both scholarly and classroom use.
Who We Are
Lauren Liebe — Project Developer and General Editor
Texas A&M University
Lauren is a PhD Candidate in English, specializing in early modern and Restoration English drama and digital humanities.
Kelsey White — Web Developer
Adalynn King — Transcriber
Our Funding Sources
Funding for Digital Restoration Drama has been provided by the Center of Digital Humanities Research at Texas A&M University.
Want to see "behind the scenes"? Our entire project is available on GitHub.