Dr. Christie Carson is a Research Fellow in the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London and cofounder of its Centre of Multimedia Performance History. She is the co-editor of The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance Archive and author of 'King Lear in North America', an article on this CD. She has published and spoken widely on the subject of theatre and technology, including articles in Literary and Linguistic Computing, Digital Creativity and Theatre Journal. From September to December 2000 Dr. Carson has been teaching Drama and Multimedia in School of Art, Drama and Music at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
This collection of photographs of performances of 'King Lear' by the Royal Shakespeare Company 1976-1993 originally appeared in The Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance History Archive edited by Christie Carson and Jacky Bratton, Cambridge University Press 2000. (These images are the copyright of Donald Cooper/Photostage. They may be used for private research and study purposes only.)
This website has been designed to give its users a sense of the kinds of information which are available on the Cambridge King Lear CD-ROM: Text and Performance History Archive. It contains the Table of Contents for the disk, a list of some of the most important events in the history of this play in performance accompanied by illustrations from the performance history database, and finally an explanation of the rationale behind the project. My hope is that this outline will give a flavour of CD's character and contents rather than a complete illustration.