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Database of Early English Playbooks (DEEP)

An interactive database of every playbook produced in England, Scotland, and Ireland from the beginning of printing through 1660.

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The Database of Early English Playbooks allows 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, Scotland, and Ireland from the beginning of printing through 1660, DEEP provides a wealth of information about the original playbooks, their title-pages, paratextual matter, advertising features, bibliographic details, and theatrical backgrounds. 

This project rebuilt a previous iteration of DEEP, originally created in 2007, which can no longer be updated due to a compatibility problem. The project was rebuilt using a more sustainable framework with a new data management interface and new search functionality.

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