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Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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  • Reference Sources

Online access to 2-volume print version (2003); articles from Greek theatre to present about theatre, dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public performances. Allows only one user at a time.

Routledge Performance Archive

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  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Videos
  • Vendor: Routledge

Streaming videos of dance and theatre performances as well as documentaries, interviews, and master classes in the performing arts.

Only 1 user can access at a time

Asian American Drama

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Plays, with related biographical, production, and theatrical information, from 19th Century and contemporary Asian American playwrights.

Black Drama Third Edition

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

Full text of over 1,700 plays written from the mid-1800s - present by over 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many are rare, hard to find, or out of print.

Contemporary World Drama

  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Alexander Street Press

At completion, the collection will include the full text of 1,000 contemporary plays, from 2000 - present.

Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage

(AM Explorer)
  • Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

Over 2,500 plays from the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library with access to The London Stage 1660-1800, a biographical dictionary of London actors, musicians, dancers, managers, and stage personnel, 1660-1800, and Ana Larpent’s diaries 1790-1830. Also includes personal papers of theatrical figures including; David Garrick, Charles Kemble, Priscilla Kemble, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Thomas Sheridan, Sarah Siddons, James Winston.

Humanities Full Text

  • Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

Citations and links to full text for articles in the humanities from 1985-present.

Internet Archive's Open Library

  • E-books | Images | Videos
  • Vendor: Internet Archive

Like a physical library, the Internet Archive provides free access to digitized books. The archive contains 330 billion web pages, 20 million books and texts, 4.5 million audio recordings (including 180,000 live concerts), 4 million videos, (including 1.6 million TV news programs, 3 million image, and 200,000 software programs.

Literature Online

  • Primary Sources (Archival) | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: ProQuest

Full-text of 17th-21st century works of poetry, fiction, and drama written in English; includes literary criticism and reference works.

Literature Resource Center

  • Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Gale

Full-text biographies of authors, critical analysis of literary works, and bibliographies.

MLA International Bibliography

(Modern Language Association)
  • Dissertations & Theses | Reference Sources | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: EBSCOhost

The main database of critical scholarship on all modern literatures and languages, linguistics and folklore. Also useful for film and media studies. Citations from 1963-present.

Naxos Video Library

  • Videos
  • Vendor: Naxos

Streaming videos of music, opera, dance, and theatre performances as well as live concerts and documentaries.

New Oxford Shakespeare

  • E-books | Primary Sources (Archival) | Scholarly Sources
  • Vendor: Oxford

Electronic access to complete Shakespeare works in a modern critical edition (modern spellings), critical reference edition (original spellings), and authorship companion (essays of authorship and chronology); complete texts, notes, and scholarly resources; words can be searched across the set of editions

Shakespeare's Globe Archive

(AM Explorer)
  • Images | Primary Sources (Archival)
  • Vendor: Adam Matthew

20th and 21st century documents about performance practice in the reconstructed Globe Theatre, London (1997): prompt books, wardrobe notes, programmes, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.

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