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Project Name: 
Out of the Wings
Principal Investigator / Director: 
Jonathan Thacker, Catherine Boyle (Department of Spanish and Spanish American Studies, King's College London), David Johnston (Queen's University Belfast), Paul Spence (King's College London)
Oxford participants: 
Other Participants: 
not specified
  • Division: Humanities
  • Unit: Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
  • Sub-Unit: Spanish
Start Date: 
06/2008
End Date: 
30/07/2012
Partner organizations (inside or outside Oxford): 
Paul Spence at the Department of Digital Humanities (King's College, London); Queen's University, Belfast; King's College, London
Funder: 
AHRC
Subject Area: 
Modern Languages
Project Description: 

Out of the Wings aims to make the riches of the theatres of Spain and Spanish America accessible to English-speaking researchers and theatre professionals. The virtual environment being developed for the project contains details of plays written in Spanish in different periods and countries, as well as information about their authors, sample translations into English, synopses, performance histories and many other tools for interpreting the featured drama.Users are able to search through a database of Spanish-language plays (either generically under Golden Age, Modern Spanish and Spanish American or by key words – genre, type of play, number of characters, theme, etc.) to find the play or plays that are relevant to their own programming or research needs. The entries of individual plays will all be contextualised through synopsis, sample translation, production notes, critical responses and performance history, and a final section will guide users towards a directory of theatre translators.

Other projects the participants have been involved in: 
ICT Methods: 
CategorySub-HeadingsDetails
Data CaptureTextual InputManual input and transcription
Data analysisSearching/LinkingSearching and querying
Data publishing and disseminationWeb developmentGeneral website development
Data structuring and enhancementClassifying and linkingCataloguing and indexing
Strategy and project managementICT Project ManagementDocumentation
- -General project management
Last updated: 
25/06/2015 16:24:21
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