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Canadian Pamphlets and Broadsides

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Pre-1930 Canadian pamphlets and broadsides from the collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. The collection includes items printed in Canada, by Canadian authors, or about Canadian subjects, mainly of a non-literary nature. Searching, browsing, full text and images are provided for each document.

This site provides access to the pre-1930 Canadian pamphlet and broadside holdings of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library by supplying both page images in full colour, and full searchability of the contents of each item. To date the site consists of 597 broadsides (single sheets, printed on one or both sides) and 2062 pamphlet titles which amounts to 71508 page images. Additional titles will be added on a regular basis. The collection includes items printed in Canada, by Canadian authors, or about Canadian subjects, mainly of a non-literary nature.

Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry

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This bibliography is a work in progress that aims eventually to provide descriptions of all the volumes of verse in English that were published from 1770 to 1835. Phase I presents the years from 1798 to 1835 and includes 17,160 entries. Phase II will add the years from 1770 to 1797. The bibliography includes books that appeared for the first time in 1770 or later, with a minimum size of ten pages.

The bibliography attempts to record all extant editions of verse in English published in volume form during the years 1770 to 1835. Copies of all editions listed in the bibliography have been personally examined by the compiler: therefore the presence in the bibliography of second, third, fourth and fifteenth editions does not mean that the fifth to fourteenth editions do not exist, only that no copies have been found.

Mexican Political Pamphlets, 1808-1832

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One of the most important research collections pertaining to the independence movement in Mexico, 1789-1828, compiled by the late Prof. James McKegney. The collection contains a bibliographic database of more than 11,000 citations and over 1,150 digital copies of pamphlets listed in the database. This database and the accompanying documents are one of the most important archival sources in the world for the study of the political, social and cultural aspects of the independence movement in Mexico.

The late James McKegney, Professor of Spanish at the University of Waterloo for more than thirty years, passed away in 1981 and left to his heirs one of the most important research collections pertaining to the independence movement in Mexico, 1789-1828. The research materials, compiled between 1965 and 1980, consist of a bibliographic database of more than 11,000 citations and over 1,150 photocopies of pamphlets listed in the database.

The Wenceslaus Hollar Digital Collection

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This digital collection features over 2500 of the prints of Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), a great master of the art of etching. The lion’s share of Hollar’s work was produced in and about his adopted England, but his artistic interest was broad ranging and the site also includes religious and historical prints, maps, portraits, costumes, and natural history.

Technical information, including details on the image capture process, can be found on the collection's about page.

Hypercities

http://hypercities.com/ -- Hypercities

Canada West: Fringes of Show Business

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A comprehensive on-line database of popular performance culture in Canada West (now 'southern Ontario') from its formative years prior to Confederation until just after World War One.

This project begins the process of creating a comprehensive on-line database of popular performance culture in Canada West (now 'southern Ontario') from its formative years prior to Confederation until just after World War One.  Searching period newspapers, journals, and archives, it will record and make accessible information on a wide range of events, using a broad definition of the word performance--amateur and professional, resident and itinerant, narrative and variety, street performance and Grand Opera, church recitals and burlesque.

eREED

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eREED is an initiative that is working towards creating a digital editing and publication environment for the dissemination of the collections of the Records of Early English Drama (REED) series.

The REED series consitutes a massive, richly-annotated dataset on entertainment (and related activity) in print. The print format of the REED series has locked that data into a fixed structure that limits its potential as a research resource. With each new published collection, the ability to effectively analyze the REED corpus diminishes, since it is trapped within a series of print silos, each of which needs to be queried separately via individual indexes.

All the World's a Stage

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An annotated list of links for theatre history and early music, with resources on medieval and early modern theatre, Shakespeare, play texts, early music and dance, palaeography, local history, archives libraries and other repositories and online journals.

All the World's a Stage is an annotated list of links for theatre history and early music, created and maintained by Abigail Ann Young. It contains links to online resources on medieval and early modern theatre, Shakespeare, play texts, early music and dance, palaeography, local history, archives libraries and other repositories and online journals.

Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT)

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A resource that examines pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area, and how these documents have been used in the proceeding four centuries.

REED's Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) is a research database and educational resource that lets you see what direct use has been made, over the last four centuries, of pre-1642 documents related to professional performance in purpose-built theatres and other permanent structures in the London area. It is not a comprehensive collection of those pre-1642 documents; rather, it charts the copies (or ‘transcriptions’) which were subsequently made of them.

REED - Patrons and Performances

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The REED Patrons and Performances Web Site is designed to include a wide range of data about professional performers on tour in the provinces – their patrons, the performance venues they used and the routes they took across the kingdom.

Professional performers of all kinds in England and Wales toured to provincial towns, monasteries and private residences before 1642. The Records of Early English Drama (REED) project is discovering fresh evidence about medieval and renaissance entertainment for publication in volumes for all English, Scottish and Welsh counties.

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