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Streaming Theatre Productions
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The library package includes 19 Broadway plays, including a few musicals.
Digital Theatre Plus
Over 200 live full length productions –BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, Broadway Digital Archive, Royal Opera House, London Symphony Orchestra, Shakespeare’s Globe etc… Includes audio radio-plays from LA Theatre Works. Over 140 in-depth interviews with industry professionals including actors, directors as well as all backstage staff.
National Theatre Collection (Drama Online)
Drawing on 10 years of National Theater Live broadcasts as well as recordings never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive, the video content includes 30 video performances. As a supplement to the filmed productions, exclusive digitized archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.
Theatre in Video (ASP)
Theatre in Video contains more than 200 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 150 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 400 hours in all. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, Awake and Sing, Krapp's Last Tape, and several works of Shakespeare. Notable actors include Claire Bloom, Colleen Dewhurst, Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep and more.
Ambrose Digital Video
Streaming video including: The BBC Shakespeare Plays, The Great Directors: The Making of 21st Century Hollywood, A History of Great Playwrights, Hollywood's Greatest Directors, Shakespeare in Italy, and Shakespeare: The Animated Tales.
BYUGLE: Streaming Videos
Not available off campus.
Kanopy Streaming Video
Videos on theatre performance, behind the scenes, youth theatre plus more. 334 performing arts titles.
Working in the Theatre
American Theatre Wing's Emmy® Nominated documentary series produced to entertain audiences by revealing theatre’s inner-workings, profiling industry luminaries, and taking a closer look at unique stories that surround important work.
UbuWeb is a large web-based educational resource for avant-garde material available on the internet, founded in 1996 by poet Kenneth Goldsmith. It offers visual, concrete and sound poetry, expanding to include film and sound art mp3 archives.
An Introduction to Technical Theatre
An Introduction to Technical Theatre is a peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbook (written by Tal Sanders) intended for college or high school use. The text’s modular format is also intended to assist teachers approach the subject at their own pace and structure, a necessity for those who may regularly rearrange their syllabi around productions and space scheduling.
The book draws on the author’s experience in both the theatre and the classroom over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.
Performing Arts Librarian