Dear colleagues:

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

   - Best article on a theatre history topic relying on REED-style records
   - Best article on the interpretation of a topic in early drama, medieval
   or early modern
   - Best note or Issues in Review essay

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:

   - Winner: Matteo A. Pangallo (Virginia Commonwealth University), ‘“I
   will keep and character that name”: Dramatis Personae Lists in Early Modern
   Manuscript Plays’, *Early Theatre* 18.2 (2015), 87-118*, *
   - Honourable Mention: Misha Teramura (Reed College), ‘The Admiral’s
   *Vayvode* of 1598’, *Early Theatre* 18.1 (2015), 79-100,

Best critical/interpretive article:

   - Winner:* Cameron Hunt McNabb* (Southeastern University), ‘Night of the
   Living Bread: Unstable Signs In Chester’s “Antichrist”’, *Early
Theatre* 19.2
   (2016), 9-30,
   - Honourable Mention:* Ann Hubert* (University of Illinois at
   Urbana-Champaign), ‘Preaching Rhetorical Invention: Poeta and Paul in the
   Digby *Conversion of St Paul*’, *Early Theatre* 18.1 (2015), 9-32,

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
Series Editor, Late Tudor and Stuart Drama (
Professor Emerita, English and Cultural Studies
McMaster University
Hamilton ON L8S 4L9