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Renaissance & 17th Century
DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks
llows scholars and students to investigate the publishing, printing, and marketing of English Renaissance drama in ways not possible using any other print or electronic resource. An easy-to-use and highly customizable search engine of every playbook produced in England from the beginning of printing through 1660, DEEP provides a wealth of information about the original playbooks, their title-pages, paratextual matter, advertising features, and bibliographic background. Best used in conjunction with EEBO to identify plays that can then be viewed in EEBO. Use DEEP to find plays performed by professional boy actors or plays linked with specific theater companies or plays with dedications.
Featured articles, thematic essays, biographical sketches and digitized items divided into five periods of British literature: 20th century, Romantics & Victorians, the Restoration & 18th century, Shakespeare & Renaissance, and Medieval. From the British Library.
John Milton Reading Room
Complete poetry and selected prose of John Milton, with introductions, research guides, and hyperlinked annotations.