The R/18 Collective is a group of international scholars committed to dramaturgical knowledge in the service of theatre makers and other researchers.


We believe the theatrical repertoire from the 1660s to the 1830s provides insights into the deep histories of race, gender, sexuality, ability, nation, and capital that continue to shape anglophone culture and the world. While we await the time when we can secure collaborative grants and partnerships to bring these plays to the stage, we have turned our energies toward the creation of this dynamic, collaborative online resource for scholars, teachers, artists, and theatre-makers.

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