Re-reading of McMillin and MacLean's The Queen's Men and their Plays has been yielding significant new questions about The Tarlton Project's direction and content. Not only must I round out the touring section with equal emphasis on documentation of Queen's Men performances at court and in London (not to mention a comparison with references to Tarlton's solo appearances in both places), but I must address in more subtle terms the nature of the troupe's touring practices. Very exciting. more "Tarlton touring post"
Over on one of my other blogs, The Tarlton Project, I've posted about my initial observations examining Queen's Men touring data by year, 1583-1588. Please take a look: "More Adventures in Mapping".
I consider myself to be relatively well organized when it comes to work. I keep lists (I use Things synced between my Mac, iPad and iPhone to organize just about everything in my life), and I use DevonThink Pro Office to keep track of all research and most of my teaching resources. While my desktop (virtual and real) is not the tidiest, I know where everything is. So I've been looking forward to making the most of my efficiency this summer and make a serious dent in everything from writing to personal research projects to imageMAT prototype development to preparing for this fall's job market. I never expected family emergencies to completely throw me off my game, but so they have. And while it has been at times by turns terrifying and exasperating, the experience of having to put my personal plans in abeyance has been an important lesson. more "Priorities"