Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama

By Elza C. Tiner

© 2006

Since the appearance of the first volume in 1979, the Records of Early English Drama (REED) series has made available an accurate and useable transcription of all surviving documentary evidence of dramatic, ceremonial, and minstrel activity in Great Britain up to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Although they are immensely valuable to scholars, the REED volumes sometimes prove difficult for students to use without considerable assistance. With this book, Elza Tiner aims to make the records accessible for classroom use. The contributors to the volume describe the various ways in which students can learn from working with these documents. Divided into five sections, the volume illustrates how specific disciplines can use the Records to provide resources for students including ways to teach the historical documents of early English drama, training students in acting and producing, historical contexts for the interpretation of literature, as well as the study of local history, women’s studies, and historical linguistics. As a practical and much needed companion to the REED volumes, Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama will prove invaluable to both students and teachers of Medieval English Drama.

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  • Series: Studies in Early English Drama
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  • Page Count: 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
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As a practical and much needed companion to the REED volumes, Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama will prove invaluable to both students and teachers of Medieval English Drama.

Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama

By Elza C. Tiner

© 2006

Since the appearance of the first volume in 1979, the Records of Early English Drama (REED) series has made available an accurate and useable transcription of all surviving documentary evidence of dramatic, ceremonial, and minstrel activity in Great Britain up to the closing of the theatres in 1642. Although they are immensely valuable to scholars, the REED volumes sometimes prove difficult for students to use without considerable assistance. With this book, Elza Tiner aims to make the records accessible for classroom use. The contributors to the volume describe the various ways in which students can learn from working with these documents. Divided into five sections, the volume illustrates how specific disciplines can use the Records to provide resources for students including ways to teach the historical documents of early English drama, training students in acting and producing, historical contexts for the interpretation of literature, as well as the study of local history, women’s studies, and historical linguistics. As a practical and much needed companion to the REED volumes, Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama will prove invaluable to both students and teachers of Medieval English Drama.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Early English Drama
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 328 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.3in x 0.9in x 9.3in
  • Author Information

    Elza C. Tiner is a professor in the Department of English at Lynchburg College.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgments

    Abbreviations

    Introduction

    SECTION I: VITAL EVIDENCE: THEATRE HISTORY

    1. The Audience of Early Drama: REED and the Techniques of Historical Fiction
      ALEXANDRA F. JOHNSTON
    2. Using REED in Teaching the Whitsun Plays of Tudor Chester
      DAVID MILLS

    SECTION II: DOCUMENTS IN ACTION: PERFORMANCEPREPARATION

    1. ‘It’s as if I’m really doing research!’
      MARY A. BLACKSTONE
    2. Teaching without Texts: Early English Drama for Performance Studies Students
      MARGARET ROGERSON and BETSY TAYLOR
    3. Using REED Chester for Classroom and Performance
      STEPHEN F. PAGE

    SECTION III: CRITICAL ILLUMINATION: ENGLISH LITERATURE

    1. Using Historical Documents in the Literature Classroom: Elizabethan and Jacobean Church Court Cases
      ANNE BRANNEN
    2. Teaching Poems from Robert Herrick’s Hesperides with the Aid of REED Documents
      GLORIA J. BETCHER

    SECTION IV: DRAMATIC ACTIVITY: SOCIAL HISTORY

    1. The Use of REED Documents in Teaching Early Modern English History
      ROSALIND CONKLIN HAYES
    2. ‘The husbandry and manage of my house’: TeachingWomen’s Studies from the Records of Early English Drama Collections
      BARBARA D. PALMER
    3. Palaeography in the Undergraduate Drama Class: Teaching the Secret Life of Documents
      JAMES STOKES

    SECTION V: ENTERTAINING RECORDS: LANGUAGE HISTORY

    1. REED and Language Teaching
      ABIGAIL ANNE YOUNG
    2. Going to HEL: REED and Diachronic Linguistics
      ELZA C. TINER

    SECTION VI: REFERENCES

    1. Introducing Undergraduates to Documents in REED Collections
      ROSALIND CONKLIN HAYES

    REED Collections
    Works Cited
    List of Contributors
    Index

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