On behalf of the Records of Early English Drama North-East project, hosted at Durham University (UK), I am delighted to announce the publication of
Early Performers and Performance in the North-East of England, edited by John McKinnell and Diana Wyatt and published by Arc Humanities Press in the Early Social Performance series under Pamela King's editorship.
The collection, containing contributions from every member of the REED North-East team, reflects the remarkable range and diversity of performance types across the north-east region before 1642 - from stag ceremonies, magicians and household fools to wedding
revels, acting companies embroiled in court cases and subversive equestrianism - to name but a few. The final chapter considers such regional traditions as intangible cultural heritage, underlining the continuing importance of REED research and related scholarship
to a sense of cultural identity in any region.