How to Track a Bear in Southwark

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A crosswalk translating key terms from EMLOT's relational database to the Dublin Core metadata schema for the Omeka site Trackabear

A presentation describing how users can best browse, search, and understand the rich documentary evidence in How to Track A Bear in Southwark, and how users can create their own paths and tell their own stories through this digital collection.

The .csv files used to populate the metadata fields for the items in How to Track A Bear (in short, the EMLoT data that went into this website, saved as .csv)

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The primary source (archival document) transcribed: DUL, MSS 1, Article 106.

The secondary source containing the transcription: Glynne Wickham, William Ingram and Herbert Berry, English Professional Theatre (Cambridge, 2000), p 603.


William Fennor stands up John Taylor for an extempore versifying contest at the Hope, and Taylor lashes back in a 'A Cast over the Water.' In his rant, Taylor revives the spector of Fennor's 'England's Joy,' a notorious flop staged at the Swan in…

William Fennor was challenged by the water poet John Taylor to a contest of extempore versifying at the Hope. The contest did not occur. In his published 'Defence,' Fennor mentions a similar challenge issued to a poet named Kendall -- this time at…

Parts of the audience scaffolding at Paris Garden collapsed during a Sunday bearbaiting on 13 January 1583. Five days later John Field wrote a pamphlet, soon printed, that interpreted the deaths of seven spectators and injuries of many others as a…

The mock almanac 'Vox Graculi' forecasts that 'The Dogge-dayes will all this yeare rage twice a weeke, and that very furiously; but their sorest out-rage will be about the Beare-garden.'
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