MRDS Publication and Presentation Awards - Winners
Past winners of the annual MRDS awards.
David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies
|2010||Tiffany Stern. Documents of Performance in Early Modern England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.|
|2009||Simon Palfrey and Tiffany Stern. Shakespeare in Parts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.|
|2008||Carol Symes. A Common Stage: Theatre and Public Life in Medieval Arras. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2007.|
|2007||Pamela King. The York Mystery Cycle and the Worship of the City. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2006.|
|2006||Philip Butterworth. Magic on the Early English Stage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.|
|2005||Andrew Gurr. The Shakespeare Company, 1594-1642. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004 |
Eckehard Simon. Die Anfänge des Weltlichen Deutschen Schauspiels, 1370-1530: Untersuchung und Dokumentation. Tübingen: M. Niemeyer, 2003.
|2004||Meg Twycross and Sarah Carpenter. Masks and Masking in Medieval and Early Tudor England. Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama. Aldershot, Hants, England; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2002.|
|2003||Glenn Ehrstine. Theater, Culture, and Community in Reformation Bern, 1523-1555. Studies in Medieval and Reformation Thought, 85. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2002.|
|2002||Lawrence M. Clopper. Drama, Play, and Game: English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001. |
Max Harris. Aztecs, Moors, and Christians: Festivals of Reconquest in Mexico and Spain. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
|2001||Michael O'Connell. The Idolatrous Eye: Iconoclasm and Theater in Early Modern England. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.|
|2000||Gordon Kipling. Enter the King: Theatre, Liturgy, and Ritual in the Medieval Civic Triumph. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.|
Martin Stevens Award for the Best New Essay in Early Drama Studies
|2010 ||Scott Oldenburg, "Toward a Multicultural Mid-Tudor England: The Queen's Royal Entry Circa 1553, |
The Interlude of Wealth and Health, and the Question of Strangers in the Reign of Mary I," ELH 76.1 (2009): 99-129.
|2009||Steven Wright, "Wrangling Livestock, Dragons, and Children: Pragmatic Stagecraft and Its Thematic Consequences in The Augsburg St. George Play (c. 1486)," Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama 47 (2008): 51-71.|
|2008||Erika Lin, "Performance Practice and Theatrical Privilege: Rethinking Weimann's Concepts of Locus and Platea," New Theatre Quarterly 22 (2006): 283-298.|
|2007||Noah D. Guynn, "A Justice to Come: The Role of Ethics in La Farce De Maistre Pierre Pathelin,” Theatre Survey 47 (2006): 13-31.|
|2006||Barbara D. Palmer, "Early Modern Mobility: Players, Payments, and Patrons," Shakespeare Quarterly 56 (2005), pp. 259-305.|
|2005||Max Harris and Lada Čale Feldman, "Blackened Faces and a Veiled Woman: The Early Korčula Moreška," Comparative Drama 37 (2004): 297-320.|
|2003||Carol Symes, "The Appearance of Early Vernacular Plays: Forms, Functions, and the Future of Medieval Theater," Speculum 77, no. 3 (July 2002).|
|2002||Theresa Coletti, "Paupertas est donum Dei: Hagiography, Lay Religion, and the Economics of Salvation in the Digby Mary Magdalene," Speculum 76, no. 2 (April 2001).|
|2001||Gloria J. Betcher. "Translating a Labour Dispute in the Cornish Ordinalia Within a Legal Context." Fourteenth-Century England, Vol. I, ed. Nigel Saul (London: Boydell Press, 2000).|
|2000||Stephen K. Wright. "Joseph as Mother, Jutta as Pope: Gender and Transgression in Medieval German Drama." Theatre Journal 51 (1999).|
Alexandra Johnston Award for Best New Conference Paper in Early Drama Studies by a Graduate Student
|2010||Thomas Meacham, "Liber Apologeticus: Academic Drama as Textual and Cultural Practice in Late Medieval England." Presented at Kalamazoo 2009.|
|2009||Frank Napolitano, "Miraculous Rhetoric: The Relationship between Rhetoric and Miracles in the York 'Entry into Jerusalem.” Presented at Kalamazoo 2008. Subsequently published in Early Theatre 12.2, Dec. 2009.|
|2008||Susannah Crowder, “Recontextualizing the Performances of the Drogo Sacramentary within Ninth-Century Metz.” Presented at SITM 2007.|
|2006||Christopher Lee, "Jews as Didactic Instruments" delivered at the New Medievalism II conference, University of Western Ontario, 11 March 2005.|
Jenna Soleo, "'Teatro' in Piazza: Siena's Piazza del Campo as a Performance Space," delivered at SITM in Elche in 2004.
Barbara D. Palmer Award for the Best New Essay in Early Drama Archives Research
|2010||David Kathman, "The Rise of Commercial Playing in 1540s London," Early Theatre 12.1 (2009).|