New titles added, plus a new Catalogue of British Drama module

March 19, 2020

Over 40 scholarly editions have been published to Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO) this month, with significant additions to the Medieval Poetry and Medieval Prose modules, including seven volumes of Skeat’s classic edition of Chaucer. Other highlights include two further volumes of The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde and an additional volume of The Collected Works of Gerard Manley Hopkins. A new module is also now available, which comprises eight volumes from British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue by Martin Wiggins, in association with Catherine Richardson. Further editions will be added at a later date. 

British Drama 1533-1642: A Catalogue is an unparalleled and comprehensive resource which transforms the historiography of drama in the British Isles between the English Reformation and the English Revolution. It documents all dramatic works written by English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish authors within the eleven decades covered, assembling the corpus in historical sequence and presenting information in standard categories. For each play, an entry records (where known) its fictive content, its literary and formal characteristics, its practical staging requirements, and its early theatrical and textual history. The Catalogue is based on a body of systematic and fundamental new research and contains much hitherto unknown information, including a number of previously unrecorded plays. 

Online for the very first time, it has been fully integrated with the critical texts of the plays of the period in Oxford Scholarly Editions Online, enabling the discovery of extant, lost, and fragmentary works alongside each other, to present a comprehensive view of the drama of the period. 

This brings the total number of editions available online to over 1,500, which is the equivalent of more than 754,000 print pages.

View the full OSEO title list >

Explore samples of the new content:

The First Act of The Importance of Being Earnest, from The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde

‘First Act’, from The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, Vol. 10: Plays 3: The Importance of Being Earnest; 'A Wife's Tragedy' (eds Fong and Beckson)

A Midsummer Night's Dream, in British Drama 1533–1642: A Catalogue, Vol. 3: 1590–1597

 ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’, in British Drama 1533–1642: A Catalogue, Vol. 3: 1590–1597 (eds Wiggins and Richardson)

Giraffe, from Oxford Medieval Texts: The Anglo-Latin Gesta Romanorum

‘Giraffe’, from Oxford Medieval Texts: The Anglo-Latin Gesta Romanorum (eds Bright, Speed and Ruys)

Chaucer's Prologue to The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer's Prologue to The Canterbury Tales from The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, Vol. 4 (ed. Skeat)

 


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