Price Mellon Research Fellow, Michael Gamer, and Price Lab Associate Scholar, Scott Enderle were recently featured in Omnia discussing their English Playbill Project. You can read the article here.
English Playbills from the 18th and 19th-century are filled with valuable information for researchers, but, the rich data in these documents have yet to be captured by a digitized database. The English Playbill Project will create a valuable searchable database and online data-entry form to tag and classify playbills for dramatic performances. For Gamer, the project has exciting possibilities. “What else can playbills tell us other than what they are designed to tell us?” he asks.