Play texts and performances - including the National Theatre collection, containing 30 filmed performances from the venue
The Drama Online collection features full-text plays and supporting critical and contextual material relating to works from the classical era to the present day.
The collection features:
-theatre lists of Methuen Drama, the Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber
-production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and The American Shakespeare Center
-Nick Hern Books collection of plays, screenplays and theatre books
-Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama Videos - covering key plays and acting techniques, including Maxine Peake’s Hamlet, Stage on Screen, and a Shakespeare Acting Masterclass from Patsy Rodenburg
-Shakespeare's Globe on Screen (2008-2015): 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage
-Playwrights Canada Press: plays from established and emerging Canadian playwrights
-National Theatre collection
-Oberon Books collection of plays
Featured writers include: Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles, Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov, Bertolt Brecht, Oscar Wilde, and modern classics from Tom Stoppard, Caryl Churchill, Alan Ayckbourn, Mark Ravenhill, Brian Friel, John Osborne, Christopher Hampton, Alan Bennett, Willy Russell and David Hare.
New writing is also represented with works from Polly Stenham, Katori Hall, D.C. Moore, James Graham, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Lucy Prebble and theatre companies such as Complicité and Filter.
All titles are listed on the Library catalogue
Help and Guidance
Video tours to help with making the most of this resource are available via the Drama Online YouTube channel.