William Streitberger Wins the 2017 Bevington Prize

Professor William Streitberger has won the prestigious David Bevington Prize, which is awarded annually by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society for the best new book in early drama studies.

Professor Streitberger's book, The Masters of the Revels and Elizabeth I's Court Theatre, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016. It places the Revels Office and Elizabeth I's court theatre in a pre-modern, patronage and gift-exchange driven-world of centralized power in which hospitality, liberality, and conspicuous display were fundamental aspects of social life.

In a laudatory review in the Times Literary Supplement, Helen Hackett predicts that The Masters of the Revels will be "highly valued for the wealth of information that it presents, particuarly in a month-by-month calendar of court revels and spectacles for the whole extent of Elizabeth's reign."