Department of English

University of Toronto

Lancashire, Anne

Anne LancashireAnne Lancashire
Professor; Graduate Faculty
Office Location: Robarts Library, Room 7064
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A.M., Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

Teaching and Research Interests
English medieval and Renaissance theatre history and drama; contemporary popular American film (including science fiction film).

Selected Publications 2002-2018 

MASLCivic London to 1558. 3 vols. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2015. A Records of Early English Drama collection/edition. David J. Parkinson, assist. ed.for 9 manuscripts; translations, glossaries, and index by REED staff.Pp. i-cciv, 1-1590.

Mayors and Sheriffs of London (MASL). Open-access web database, published by the University of Toronto Library, launched in November 2009; regularly added to and updated. Originally running 1190–1558; gradually expanded to the present (2019). 

“Civic Pageantry Including Royal Entries.” In Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, 4 vols., ed. S. Echard, R. Rouse, et al. John Wiley & Sons, 2017. Both in print (pp. 490–496) and online.

“London Street Theatre.” In Handbook of Early Modern Theatre, ed. R. Dutton. Oxford University Press, 2009. Pp. 323--339.

“Dekker’s Accession Pageant for James I.” Early Theatre 12.1 (2009), 39--50.

“The Comedy of Love and the London Lord Mayor’s Show.” In Shakespeare’s Comedies of Love, ed. K. Bamford and R. Knowles. University of Toronto Press, 2009. Pp. 3--29.

“The Mayors and Sheriffs of London 1190-1558,” Appendix 1 in Caroline M. Barron, London in the Later Middle Ages. Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. 308--355.

London Civic Theatre: City Drama and Pageantry from Roman Times to 1558. Cambridge University Press, 2002. Pp. i--xix, 1--355.

Attack of the Clones and the Politics of Star Wars.” Dalhousie Review 82.2 (2002), 235-253.

Current Research

Articles on specific theatre history issues (to 1642) and on science fiction films. Ongoing additions and updates to the MASL database. Ongoing public lectures, interviews, and workshops on American popular films, especially Star Wars.

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