About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Scene publishes review essays about early modern English drama in performance, reviews of productions and adaptations of early modern plays, book reviews, film reviews, and production notes. Our scope is mainstream professional productions, as well as university, drama school, and non-professional productions.

Peer Review Process

All submissions are peer reviewed by the Editor (Kevin Quarmby), the Associate Editor (Melissa Walter), and external peer reviewers. Regional Editors and the Managing Editor (Janelle Jenstad) also do peer reviewing.

Publication Frequency

Reviews are published on a rolling basis. Twice a year, Scene bundles reviews into a single issue with a commentary on the preceding season. 

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.


Hosting is provided by the University of Victoria Libraries.

Sources of Support

Support for the journal platform comes from the University of Victoria Libraries.

Journal History

Scene supersedes the ISE Chronicle, started by the Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) under the editorship first of Paul Prescott and then of Kevin Quarmby. It was hosted at isechronicle.uvic.ca. The first two issues of Scene were hosted on the ISE site at http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/scene/. The content of those issues, as well as content from the ISE Chronicle, has been republished here as back issues.