The Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society’s annual awards given to recognize achievement in publication, conference presentation, and archives research in the field of early drama studies.

For an essay or book published in the 18 months before January 30, 2017:

  • Martin Stevens Award for best new essay in early drama studies ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)
  • Barbara Palmer Award for best new essay in early drama archival research ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)
  • David Bevington Award for best new book in early drama studies (non-Shakespearean, no edited volumes) ($500 award + two years membership in MRDS)

For a conference paper presented in the 12 months before January 30, 2017:

  • Alexandra Johnston Award for best conference paper in early drama studies by a graduate student ($250 award + one year membership in MRDS)

For more information: http://themrds.org/upcoming-awards 

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