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Manos Teatrales: Cyber-Paleography and Early Modern Spanish Theater

Manos Teatrales: Cyber-Paleography and Early Modern Spanish Theater Special Issue • The Dig ita l Turn: Notes Manos Teatrales: Cyber-Paleography and Early Modern Spanish e Th ater Margar et R. Gr eer and Alejandro García-Reidy oth before and after Gutenberg, the history of artistic, soc-ial, and politi B cal events has often been recorded in handwritten documents: historical chronicles, literary texts, musical scores, religious and philosophical treatises, ambassadorial and military reports, and the correspondence of au - thors, scien tists, and political figures with the world around them. Literary s - cholars, his torians, archaeologists, and others spend endless hours locating, deciphering, and evaluating these manuscripts. While access to these manuscripts was once dic ffi ult, digital technology is making increasing numbers of such documents available; but it has yet to make them easy to read and to evaluate for all but a tiny minority of specialists. e Th Manos Teatrales project, directed by the authors of this note, employs cyber -paleography techniques to open up and analyze the surviving wealth of manuscripts from Spanish Golden Age theater and related archival records that link that theater to the surrounding society. e Th procedures we use and describe below could be extended to other manuscript collections. The results http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies University of Pennsylvania Press

Manos Teatrales: Cyber-Paleography and Early Modern Spanish Theater

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Abstract

Special Issue • The Dig ita l Turn: Notes Manos Teatrales: Cyber-Paleography and Early Modern Spanish e Th ater Margar et R. Gr eer and Alejandro García-Reidy oth before and after Gutenberg, the history of artistic, soc-ial, and politi B cal events has often been recorded in handwritten documents: historical chronicles, literary texts, musical scores, religious and philosophical treatises, ambassadorial and military reports, and the correspondence of au - thors, scien tists, and political figures with the world around them. Literary s - cholars, his torians, archaeologists, and others spend endless hours locating, deciphering, and evaluating these manuscripts. While access to these manuscripts was once dic ffi ult, digital technology is making increasing numbers of such documents available; but it has yet to make them easy to read and to evaluate for all but a tiny minority of specialists. e Th Manos Teatrales project, directed by the authors of this note, employs cyber -paleography techniques to open up and analyze the surviving wealth of manuscripts from Spanish Golden Age theater and related archival records that link that theater to the surrounding society. e Th procedures we use and describe below could be extended to other manuscript collections. The results

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Journal for Early Modern Cultural StudiesUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Sep 24, 2013

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