Dear colleagues:

Early Theatre awards essay prizes every two years for outstanding contributions in the following categories:

Please join us in congratulating the winners of our 2017 Essay Prizes, given for articles appearing in volumes 18 and 19:

Best article in theatre history:
Best critical/interpretive article:
Best note or Issues in Review essay: 
  • Winner: Matthew Steggle (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘The “Comedy of a Duke of Ferrara” in 1598’, Early Theatre 19.2 (2016), 139-56,
  • Honourable Mention: David Nicol (Dalhousie University), ‘“The Peaceable King, or the Lord Mendall”: A Lost Jack Cade Play and its 1623 Revival’, Early Theatre 19.1 (2016), 137-45,

Best wishes,


Dr H M Ostovich  <[log in to unmask]>
Founding Editor, Early Theatre <>
Series Editor, Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama
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Professor Emerita, English and Cultural Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton ON L8S 4L9