Revolution, Revelation, and Research
The R/18 Collective is pleased to present this new Research page, which features open-source databases, bibliographies, and websites that support theatre-makers and scholars. We are committed to doing work on plays and entertainments from the 1660s-1830s that continually revised our sense of the archive. Our project is animated by questions about how ideology takes form through reiteration, about adaptation and social reception, and about the deep historical roots of race, gender, sexuality, nation, and power. We hope that together, we can find unexplored stories, plays, and people in this archive that will reshape our understanding of the field.
Your contributions and ideas help us keep this site dynamic and useful, so suggest things you'd like to see on our site. And do check back regularly. In the coming weeks, we will be launching new video resources for classroom teaching, new blogs, more from the Folger Library "Strange Shakespeare" series, and interviews with authors and theatre makers. We will also soon feature a live performance of Behn's The Emperor of the Moon that you won't want to miss. If you would like to write a guest blog that you think will appeal to both theatre-makers, scholars, and wider audiences, send us a pitch. Thanks for supporting theatre, artists, and scholarship in these challenging times.