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 2002-2015 

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, November 2009.  Originally running 1190-1558; now expanded (as of 2016) to 1751. <>

“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

Article on civic pageantry, including royal entries, for the Wiley-Blackwell online Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature (forthcoming). Expansion of the Mayors and Sheriffs of London database to 1830 (and eventually  to the present). Article on the dating of the royal entry into London of Margaret of Anjou (1445). Articles on Steven Spielberg’s A.I. and Minority Report and on his War of the Worlds. Ongoing lectures and interview son the Star Wars films.

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