Anne Lancashire

Anne Lancashire is the author of London Civic Theatre: Civic Drama and Pageantry from Roman Times to 1558 (2002), and editor of the 3-volume London Civic Theatre (2015), a Records of Early English Drama publication of transcribed and edited manuscript records of city-sponsored theatrical and musical activities in London from the 13th century to 1558, with a 187- page analytical introduction and 9 appendices. She has written the entry on London street theatre in OUP’s Handbook of Early Modern Theatre, and the entry on civic pageantry in the Wiley- Blackwell Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature, and has published numerous articles on pageantry and on drama in London in both the medieval and early modern periods. Now Professor Emerita of English, Drama, and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto, she is currently expanding, up to 2018, her open-access researched and referenced database of mayors and sheriffs of London (, which originally ran from 1190 to 1558 and at present (2018) has an endpoint of 1860. Other publications include editions of three early modern plays, and articles on the Star Wars films. Anne Lancashire is currently a member of the following academic research groups:
Advisory Board of the Internet Shakespeare Editions
Editorial Board of Medieval & Renaissance Drama in England
Editorial Board of Early Theatre
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