chapter  4
The professional and linguistic communities of early modern dramatists
ByANUPAM BASU, JONATHAN HOPE, MICHAEL WITMORE
Pages 32

I This chapter presents initial findings from a larger and ongoing digital project, Visualising English Print.1 Here, we seek to demonstrate the potential of emerging computational techniques that make use of databases, linguistic taggers, network analysis, and visualization for extending our understanding of the dynamics of relationships in the early modern theatre. We highlight evidence for the existence and nature of communities defined by professional relationship within the institutions of the theatre and also for communities formed by literary relationship, as evidenced by linguistic similarity and difference.