Some of the other, general theatre sites already cited, such as Justin's Theatre Links, include listings of available playtexts from various periods. Specialised sites presenting English mediaeval or early modern texts are:
English Collection at the Electronic Text Center, UVa (including
York and Townley plays as well as Everyman) and
Anniina Jokinen's Luminarium site, rich in 17th century authors and playwrights.
Modernised texts used in performance by the PLS and suitable for classroom use are available for
The Castle of Perseverance
The Chester plays
The N-Town plays and
the York plays.
Thanks are due to Alexandra Johnston, Chet Scoville, and Kim Yates for making these texts available.
Another valuable site for early modern material is Richard Bear's Renascence Editions site at the University of Oregon, especially the on-line non-critical teaching editions of early modern texts (including plays and works about music and the stage).
For non-English dramatic texts, the place to begin is Steve Wright's bibliography of texts in translation, Medieval European Drama in Translation. It's subdivided by the language of the original text and, in the words of its developer, aims to provide "an infinitely
expandable online bibliography of published translations of early European
drama". For mediaeval French theatre, in addition to the sites already listed above, there is the Université of Rennes' site, which includes a rich listing of on-line
play texts. For links to classical texts from Spanish theatre, try Teatro de los Siglos de Oro. This site also contains other links of interest.
On-line critical editions of Shakespeare's plays, as well as a collection
of old-spelling texts, are available as part of UVic's ISE project, the Internet Shakespeare Editions. If you are mainly in need of a ready finding aid for Shakespeare's plays, I suggest the on-line concordance at MIT's The Complete Works of Shakespeare On-line. It is more search-friendly than the other full-text sites I've tried.
Christopher Marlowe's plays can be found at The Complete Works of
Christopher Marlowe. This is part of Perseus Project, which focusses on
classical antiquity, with a few forays into the Renaissance.
Many but not all of Thomas Middleton's plays can be
found at Chris
Cleary's site. Hopefully, the whole corpus will eventually be
A selection of Ben Jonson's plays and poetry can be found at
Luminarium's Ben Jonson site.
For Renaissance Latin Drama the key site is Dana F Sutton's listing of on-line
Neo-Latin play texts, offering "an analytic bibliography of Latin
texts written during the Renaissance and later freely available to the
general public on the Web". For English translations of some of the Latin drama performed in the Elizabethan period, visit Five Renaissance Latin
Plays in Translation, Susannah and the Elders, Pammachius, Christus
Xilonicus, Hecastus, and Andrisca. (These translations, made by the late
Victoria College Professor Emeritus C.C. Love, combine readability with
accuracy and could be adapted for performance. They represent only half
the plays printed in the Comedies and Tragedies (edited by Nicholas
Brylinger, Basle, 1540). When he died in May 1998, Professor Love was
working on the rest, and we are now seeking for a scholar to carry forward
this work: if you are interested, please write Professor Alexandra Johnston).