The Early Modern Sandbox is a working environment to explore literature through the creation of visualizations. Its aim is to illustrate and illuminate relationships in Renaissance England, particularly surrounding London playwrights, theatres, and early modern drama.
One might argue that the computer is simply amplifying the critic's powers of perception and recall in concert with conventional perspectives. This is true, and some applications of the concept can be viewed as a lateral extension of Formalism, New Criticism, Structuralism, and so forth. (Smith 14)
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