Restoration theatre database

Keenan,Tim (2013): Restoration theatre database. The University of Queensland. Dataset.

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Project name Restoration Stage Directions Database
Project description
This project is a fully searchable relational database containing all stage directions and scene headings from Restoration plays (first tranche,1660-74; to 1700 in second tranche). The database is unique in its content, aims, and scope. As well as recording all stage directions in the plays of the period, so allowing researchers to track and compare stage directions from different theatres, theatre companies, and genres, it uniquely classifies stage directions into specific types. This classification enables wider and more statistically valid comparisons among plays, so allowing more detailed inferences to be drawn about various aspects of the original staging. 
Contact name Tim Keenan
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Creator name Keenan,Tim
Creator(s) role Chief Investigator
Dataset name Restoration theatre database
Dataset description
The data comprises stage directions and scene headings recorded in the first published editions of Restoration plays. This data is available for inspection via various search methods using keywords and/or specific headings.
Access conditions Open Access
Licencing and terms of access Creative Commons Attribution noncommercial

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ANZSRC Field of Research (FoR) Code 210305 British History
200503 British and Irish Literature
190404 Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
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Type of data Text
Data Volume 100MB
Language eng
Collection start date 2012-03-01
Time coverage start date 1660
Time coverage end date 1700
Keyword Restoration theatre
Restoration drama
Theatre history
Lincoln's Inn Fields
Bridges Street
Vere Street
Drury Lane
Dorset Garden
King's company
Duke's company
William Davenant
Thomas Killigrew
Thomas Betterton
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Collection type Dataset
Publisher The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2013
Copyright notice 2013, University of Queensland

Document type: Data Collection
Collections: Research Data Collections
School of Communication and Arts Publications
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Created: Thu, 28 Nov 2013, 10:55:16 EST by Tim Keenan