Restoration Theatre Stage Directions

Welcome to Restoration Theatre Stage Directions, a fully searchable database of stage directions and scene headings from all early Restoration plays first performed at the Vere Street, Bridges Street and Lincoln’s Inn Fields theatres in the period 1660-1674. We hope eventually to cover all plays in the period 1660-1700, but there are now 15,645 stage directions from 75 plays in the database that can be searched using the Browse and Search buttons on the left-hand side of this page. Click here for a detailed user guide.

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