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Hundreds of important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays—which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries—are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening.
This site is a curated selection of primary sources for teaching and learning about the struggles and triumphs of Black Americans. Developed with input from Black history scholars and advisors, this resource is freely available on the web and to libraries. The site includes more than 2,000 curated documents around six crucial phases of the U.S. Black freedom struggle. Each time period features an overview plus organized information and links to primary source documents about the relevant people, places, related government documents.
Searchable access to peer-reviewed reference works and cutting-edge academic research in the broad field of design and craft studies. Explore the history and context of influential design schools, people, periods, places, and disciplines.
Live theatre straight from Broadway! Award-winning writers, directors and actors become partners in theatre, drama, dance, music, and literature studies. Includes access to 19 premium performances of plays and musicals from the New York theatre scene.
Ethnic NewsWatch is a current resource of full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press, providing researchers access to essential, often overlooked perspectives. The database now also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989.
The first ever dataset of evictions in America, going back to 2000. Find out how many evictions happen in your community. There is a scorecard and interactive features. Create custom maps, charts, and reports. Share facts with your neighbors and elected officials.
Library of American and English literature and poetry, fiction, drama works online supported with full text journals and reference material to help contextualize primary works and authors. Coverage from 600 AD to present.
A business resource which advertises a 360 degree perspective of companies, industries, countries, and cities accompanied by powerful analytics. It provides comprehensive market data and industry insights. It provides truly global coverage of all major companies, (including private companies) industries, countries and cities. Enhance academic research with access to trusted, timely, and comprehensive data and insight on socio and macro-economics, industry dynamics, and company performance and activities. We are trialing it for a year. Please provide feedback on this trial resource! Trial ends 3/1/2021
Drawing on 10 years of National Theatre 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.
NPX offers the world's largest digital library of scripts by living writers. It is designed and built with the needs of the new play sector in mind. Search the plays by title or author name with filters for play info (length, subject, genre), actors/cast characteristics, narrative attributes, identity of characters (race, ethnicity, gender), and playwright demographics. Please provide feedback on this resource. Trial ends 3/1/2021.
Covers all aspects of theater production design, from the 17th century through to the present day, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup. Bringing together essential books and periodicals, archival material, and specially commissioned instructional videos, the collection will cover design concepts for a broad range of performance types, including dance, theatre, opera, and music.
High-definition, surround-sound recordings of William Shakespeare’s plays. The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection brings The Tempest, King Lear, Hamlet and other famous performances filmed at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Stratford-upon-Avon theater to classrooms around the world.
Brings together hundreds of the world’s most important plays, documentaries, interviews, and instructional materials. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group
This database combines important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools. This database contains 7 collections: Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection, The Broadway HD™ Collection, National Theatre Collection, Performance Design Archive Online, The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection, Theatre in Context Collection, and Theatre in Video: Volumes I & II