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It brings together quality research resources for Theatre Studies.

They include article databases and journals, major reference books, films, media and language resources, and other research key information sources. 

For further assistance please contact your Subject Librarian.


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    • Digital Theatre Plus
      Digital Theatre Plus contains high quality films of leading British theatre productions. It also provides insight into the play making process from the world of the rehearsal room, dressing room, backstage and beyond through behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews.

    Featured Database: JSTOR


    • JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare (Beta)
      Understanding Shakespeare is a research tool that allows you to use the text of Shakespeare’s plays to quickly find scholarship written about them—line by line. Simply click next to any line of text in a play to find relevant articles from the JSTOR archive. Currently, there are six plays (the Folger editions) available in Understanding Shakespeare: Hamlet, Henry V, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, andTwelfth Night.

    Hot resources! Theatre in Video! eTV! Naxos Video!

    Theatre in Video contains more than 300 of the world’s most important plays, in definitive performances by leading actors and directors, along with 200+ documentaries—more than 500 hours in all. From the most important productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, the collection covers a wide range of twentieth-century theatre history. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, illustrate the development of the texts and the productions.

    • Theatre (Alexander Street Press)
      Search via VAST: Video Academic Online, then limit by Theatre Studies.
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      Just added 11/14: Broadway Theatre Archive... plus Theatre, classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries. Contains over 1600 full-length videos
    • eTV
      FREE access to recorded TV programmes, live streams and on demand videos!
      First-time user? Register with your Otago email address.
      Includes: Inside the Actors Studio (The Arts Channel), Shakespeare Animated Tales (The Arts Channel), In Search of Shakespeare (The Documentary Channel), and more! Ask for recordings to be made.

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