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Drama Online - New Database now available

by Ali Nearn on 2018-01-18T15:52:27+08:00 | Comments

Greetings from the Library,

We are pleased to bring you access to the database, Drama Online

This online collection of playtexts; context and criticisms and theatre craft guides has been developed with a suite of tools including character grids, words and speech graphs & part books to enable new ways of engaging with plays for close study or for performance.

Use monologues for auditions; find ensembles to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; the highly political to the profoundly personal and all of which is supported by video guides on playtext features and interactive tools, search features and reading & note taking advice.

Enjoy access to the finest drama texts:

  • From Aeschylus to the present day.
  • Student editions, scholarly works and first night programme texts.
  • The internationally renowned Arden Shakespeare Series.           
  • Realist works from Ibsen and Chekhov.
  • Major foreign works in translation: Bertolt BrechtLuigi PirandelloEduardo De FilippoFrank Wedekind and more.
  • Comic masterpieces from Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward.
  • Modern classics from Tom StoppardDavid Mamet, Alan BennettCaryl ChurchillSimon StephensMark RavenhillEdward Bond, Alan AyckbournHarold PinterChristopher HamptonBrian Friel, Willy RussellJohn Osborne, David Greig, David Harrower, April De Angelis, David Hare, Anthony Neilson, Shelagh Stephenson, David Eldridge and many more.

Access the Drama Online database via the Library's eResources page, or search for and access full text content via Summon


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