Offers texts of classic and modern plays in addition to scholarly notes and annotated texts. Critical interpretations, theatre history surveys and major reference works on authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres are included alongside performance practitioner texts, and acting and backstage guides.
Initiated by the American Society for Theatre Research. Since 1984, the Theatre Research Data Center (TRDC) at Brooklyn College has published 14 volumes of the IBTD. These volumes comprise databank of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance.
New Play Exchange, a National New Play Network project, claims to be the world’s largest digital full text library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the new play sector in mind, NPX serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, students, and theater fans. Search by genre, including experimental, musical, opera, radio drama, horror, and many others. Performance rights to these plays are not included, but information on obtaining those rights is made available.
Collection covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre, including books, people, theatres, productions, and production companies. Some full text. Includes images of ephemera like stills, postcards, and posters. Also contains video clips of performances.
Contains performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries on the subject of theater in streaming video. Some plays presented in multiple productions exemplifying various interpretations of the text, and technical and cultural differences among the presentations. Includes footage and interviews with playwrights and directors.
Offers detailed coverage of contemporary playwrights who have recently come to be regarded as established figures in the theater--Jez Butterworth, Martin McDonough, Patrick Marber, Marshall Napier, Mark Ravenhill and N.F. Simpson--to name a few. Each dramatist essay provides such ready-reference material as birth and death dates, and a list of the author's major dramatic works.
Encyclopedia of Musical Theater
by Kurt Gñzl; Kurt Gñzl
Dated but absolutely authoritative. Over 15,000 terms, historical and extant, with citations for many entries. Includes extensive bibliography and brief history of English-language theatre glossaries and dictionaries.
Call Number: Emerson Reference [X] PN 2277 .N5 A17 From vol. 2, 1945-46 - present. Annual review with basic information on the previous year's on and off-broadway productions, company series, professional regional companies, theatrical awards, longest-running shows, and obituaries.