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REED, Early Music Discussion Groups
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 127. Thursday, 29 Nov 1990.
 
(1)   Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 90 16:13:58 EST              (61 lines)
      From:         Ken Steele <
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      Subject:      Records of Early English Drama Bitnet Seminar
 
(2)   Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 90 16:16:38 EST              (64 lines)
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      Subject:      Early Music Bitnet Discussion Group
 
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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 90 16:13:58 EST
From:         Ken Steele <
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Subject:      Records of Early English Drama Bitnet Seminar
 
REED-L: Records of Early English Drama Bitnet List
 
[I have taken this introduction to REED-L from the first mailing
in the REED logbooks.  KS]
 
A good way to start, I think, is to explain what REED is about.
The statement at the front of our volumes states:  "The aim of
Records of Early English Drama (REED) is to find, transcribe, and
publish external evidence of dramatic, ceremonial, and minstrel
activity in Great Britian before 1642."  In pursuit of that goal,
REED has brought out thus far records collections for York,
Coventry, Chester, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Norwich 1540-1642 (pre-1540
Norwich is in progress), Cumberland, Westmoreland,
Gloucestershire (those three bound in one volume), Devon, and the
town and university of Cambridge.
 
As you can see, REED started off with areas distinguished by cycle
drama, and has been moving into less well known material with
the county collections.  The collections currently under
preparation are also county ones: Herefordshire and
Worcestershire.  A good deal of folk activity, such as Robin Hood
plays and morris dancing, is emerging in the county volumes.
 
Part of the goal of the collections is to print the primary
source material with as little editorial interpretation as
possible, leaving the interpretative activity for a different
forum.  Those of you who are up on theatre history debates in
North America at least will be aware that recently some have
questioned the possibility of success, or even the propriety,
of such an attempt.
 
Over the course of the published collections, REED has
progressively cast its nets more widely as we have come to
recognise a wider range of activities which could be classified
as dramatic or semi-dramatic and as we have realised the
possibilities in types of archives whose importance was not
originally understood.  It is to be hoped that this kind of
development will continue for the life of the project.
 
REED is not officially or formally sponsoring this discussion group,
except insofar as we are using the REED computer account.  Opinions
expressed by me are thus simply my opinions and should not be taken as
expressions of policy!  The goal is to discuss, even argue, about
matters which pertain to the sort of activity documented in REED and
Malone Society volumes.
 
Abigail Ann Young, Research Associate
Records of Early English Drama
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anything sent to <REED@utorepas> will reach the editor.
 
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Date:         Thu, 29 Nov 90 16:16:38 EST
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Subject:      Early Music Bitnet Discussion Group
 
Early Music Redistribution List
 
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Editor:  GONTER@AWIWUW11 (Gerhard Gonter)
 
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VW5EARN@AWIWUW11.BITNET, until we find a better distribution facility.
This list is not a LISTSERV discussion group, which has pros and cons.
  cons:
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    * no online database
    * no automatic handling of administrative requests
  pros:
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    * editor to help you, if necessary
 
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Why did I write `proposal' in the announcement?
Well ... some people argued, that there is not much interest in this
topic at all. On the other hand, the number of subscribers is almost
hitting the mark of 50 right now.
 
List of Topics:
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  including discussions/comments/questions about
  a) (new) records
  b) books
  c) performances
  d) song texts & translations
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  etc...
 
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