Drama Online is an online resource for plays, critical analysis and performance. Featuring the pre-eminent drama lists from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber, Drama Online will offer a complete digital library of the most studied, performed and critically acclaimed plays from the last two and a half thousand years.
From the works of Aeschylus in 5th Century BC to the present day, Drama Online will provide unique access to the finest drama literature. Titles will include the most highly regarded scholarly editions of Shakespeare – the Arden Shakespeare Series; realist works from Ibsen and Chekhov; foreign works in translation; comic masterpieces from Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward; and modern and contemporary classics by leading writers. The collection will be continually updated with the very latest writing from new and established writers.
In addition, Drama Online will offer expert guidance in the form of scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information. A regularly-expanding portfolio of performance and practitioner texts from theory to backstage and acting guides coupled with images, video and audio material will make this an essential study tool meeting the full range of drama teaching needs.
Users will be able to search full text and across genres, periods, authors and themes; analyze lines per character; view a rehearsal grid for each play; find monologues; print lines for a character; export extracts with citations in place; save and share materials.
The collection features 500 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum's rich archive of production photos, shedding light on changes in scenography, costume design and performance styles.
View the title and author list for the 2013 collection.
View the list of theory, criticism and practical works for the 2013 collection.
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