Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT)

Early Modern London Theatres (EMLoT) is a research database and educational resource about the early London theatres which developed before, during and shortly after the life of Shakespeare.

The database does not include everything that ever happened in or to the early modern London theatres and the people who had dealings with them – it only includes those historical occurrences that got written about before 1642 in documents that then also got recopied by others after 1642.

In this way, the database both provides information which was contemporary with the early theatres and also identifies the means by which that information came to be known more widely in the centuries afterwards.