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Online play resources

Databases for Theatre

 

Includes live performances, study guides, plot summaries, relationship guides, and interviews with cast members, directors, and crews.


Drama OnlineNew Video Content Available

 

Walker Library now has access to Drama Online’s video collection! We already had access to the Core Collection, containing over 1,200 playtexts and scholarly works (context & criticism and theatre craft). The new video content consists of 51 videos:

 

BBC Drama Films & Documentaries,

The Hollow Crown Series 1 & 2,

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen Film Collection,

Stage on Screen,

Hamlet the Film, and

Patsy Rodenburg’s Shakespeare in the Present 6 hour masterclass.

Digital archive documenting Shakespeare's Globe, the 1997 reconstruction of the 1599 Globe, from inception through construction and performances from 1997-2016.


Streaming video sources

Find a play in the library

The Library's print collection includes many plays in individual volumes, and many more that are published in collections, or anthologies.

To find a specific play use the "Books" option in the library search box to enter the play title, placing quotes around the title, e.g. "raisin in the sun." This will find that title in a stand-alone edition or as part of an anthology. You might also find critical works about the play.

If you don't find the play you need in the catalog try Play Index AND Inter-Play. The catalog records for some anthologies don't include detailed title information but you can find the titles through Play Index or Inter-Play.

Print reference sources

These volumes are found on the first floor of the library, near the reference desk

Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre 782.14 G15e2001

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance  792.03 Ox2k

A Chronology of American Musical Theater 782.14 N82c

New York Times Guide to Arts of the 20th Century 700.904 N42b

 

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Find Videos and Audiobooks

VHS, DVDs, Streaming Videos, and Audiobooks

Search the Media Collection: Videos and audiobooks may be checked out from the circulation desk on the 1st floor. Items are not currently on public display. Please ask a circulation staff member for assistance retrieving an item.