Theatre and Drama

Alexander Street Press

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online
Alexander Street Video
Description

Search across all video and audio collections provided by Alexander Street Press.  

By making their own account, users can save  and share clips and playlists.  Audio and video recordings can be downloaded to an Apple OS or Android phone, available for 48 hours.

Includes:
American History in Video

Art and Architecture in Video

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Black Studies in Video

Counseling and Therapy in Video, volumes I, II and III

Dance in Video

Dental Education in Video

Engineering Case Studies Online

Ethnographic Video Online, volumes I and II

Filmakers Library Online

Meet the Press

Music Online: American Song

Music Online: Classical Music Library

Music Online: Classical Music in Video

Music Online: Jazz Music Library

Music Online: Opera in Video

Music Online: Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries

New World Cinema: Independent Features and Shorts, 1990-present

Silent Film Online

The March of Time

Theatre in Video

World History in Video

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

 

Type
Audio
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31657
Access
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Shakespeare First Folio and Several Quartos

Description

Shakespeare's first folio contains thirty-six plays and was published originally in 1623. It is the only reliable text for about twenty of the plays, and a valuable source text even for many of those previously published. This resource provides access to his first folio and several quartos via keyword and phrase searching.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31044
Access
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Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Description

Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection delivers more than 240 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation’s premiere radio theatre company, L.A. Theatre Works. The plays - which include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries - are performed by leading actors from around the world and recorded specifically for online listening. Includes plays by Shakespeare, Molière, Chekhov, Arthur Miller, David Mamet, and more.

Type
Audio
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11843
Access
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North American Theatre Online

Alternative Titles
North American Theater Online
NATO
Description

North American Theatre Online is a reference work covering the Canadian and American Theatre. The aim is to provide detailed reference information for every author, play, theatre, major production, and production company, from Colonial times to the present in both Canada and the United States. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. Each year more than 20,000 new records will be added. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

Type
Database
E-Book(s)
Images
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11753
Access
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OntheBoards.tv

Alternative Titles
On the Boards
OtB
ontheboards
ontheboards.tv
Description

OntheBoards.tv is an on-demand website for HD-quality contemporary performance films available for streaming, download or mobile viewing. Launched in January 2010, this first-of-its-kind site brings contemporary work to a wider public by filming top caliber performances with multiple high-definition cameras, editing the film collaboratively with the artists, and delivering them online as feature-length performance films. OntheBoards.tv has more than doubled in size with plans to continue adding multiple new performance films each year. Filmed at On the Boards, as well as in peer theaters across the country, the performances present a snapshot of the best new works by current leaders in dance, theater and music. The films consist of compelling international and northwest contemporary performance, including works by artists who are rarely seen in the US and works that will never be performed again.

Initial Funding for OntheBoards.tv provided by The Wallace Foundation. With additional support from: DanceUSA, National Endowment for the Arts, The Paul G. Allen Foundation and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11749
Access
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British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture

Alternative Titles
British Theater, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
19th Century Collections Online
NCCO
Description

British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture features a wide range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. These rare documents were sourced from the British Library and other renowned institutions and were curated by experts in British arts history.

This unparalleled collection provides a detailed look at the state of the British art world with manuscripts, compositions, and documents such as personal letters, annotated programs, meeting minutes, and financial records, offering scholars an unmatched glimpse into the inner workings of the arts world and life in Victorian Britain.

Collections in this Archive

  • Archives of the Royal Literary Fund
  • British Playbills, 1754-1882
  • Crystal Palace Handel Triennial
  • Crystal Palace Saturday Concerts
  • Drury Lane Receipts
  • Drury Lane Theatre Archive
  • Drury Lane under Sheridan, 1776-1812: Manuscript Plays and Correspondence
  • English Stage after the Restoration, 1733-1822
  • JW Davison Papers
  • King's Theatre Haymarket Archive
  • Konzert Programm Austausch
  • Oratorio Concert Programmes
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Parts Three-Ten: The Barry Ono Collection of Bloods and Penny Dreadfuls
  • Popular Literature in 18th and 19th Century Britain, Part Two: The Sabine Baring-Gould and Thomas Crampton Collections
  • Queen's Hall Programmes
  • Royal Albert Hall
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Archive
  • Royal Philharmonic Society Music Manuscripts
  • Sir George Smart Papers
  • Sir George Smart Programmes
  • St James Hall Monday/Saturday Popular Concerts
  • Wandering Minstrels Archive
Type
Subject Gateway
Text Collection
Coverage
Nineteenth Century
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11683
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Black Drama: Second Edition

Description

NOTE: This product is the updated version of: http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/28611

Black Drama, now it its expanded second edition, contains the full text of more than 1,460 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 230 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Many of the works are rare, hard to find, or out of print. James Vernon Hatch, the playwright, historian, and curator of the landmark Hatch-Billops Collection, is the project’s editorial advisor. Over 40% of the collection consists of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Ed Bullins, Willis Richardson, Amiri Baraka, Randolph Edmonds, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others.

Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, a rich performance database, and images. The result is an exceptionally deep and unified collection that illustrates the many purposes that black theater has served: to give testimony to the ancient foundations of black culture; to protest injustices; to project emerging images of the New Black; and to give voice to the many and varied expressions of black creativity.

The works from early twentieth-century America include key writings of the Harlem Renaissance, works performed for the Federal Theatre Project, and plays by critically acclaimed dramatists through the 1940s. Included are the plays of Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Ira Aldridge, Shirley Graham, W.E.B. Du Bois, Randolph Edmonds, Georgia Douglas Johnson, May Miller, Willis Richardson, Eulalie Spence, and many others. The plays address a wide range of struggles and triumphs, including migration to Northern cities, mothers keeping families together, exploitation by white land owners, interracial unity, racial violence, civil rights activism, and the black war hero.

American works from the later twentieth century cover the Black Arts movement of the sixties and seventies, works performed by the Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School (BARTS), The Negro Ensemble Company, and other companies. The collection includes plays by Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), James Baldwin, Ossie Davis, Charles Fuller, Ron Milner, Adrienne Kennedy, Anna Deavere Smith, Alice Childress, Charles Smith, Dael Orlandersmith, Ntozake Shange, Melvin Van Peebles, Joseph Walker, Richard Wesley, and August Wilson, to name a few. The plays explore themes including civil rights, desegregation, and a wide range of ideologies—integrationist and separatist, revolutionary and nationalist.

African and Caribbean drama is represented by a wide collection of plays from Ghana, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, the West Indies, the United Kingdom, and other parts of the world. It includes works by writers such as David Edgecombe, Bode Sewande, Ngugi wa Thiong'o , Femi Osofisan, Zakes Mda, John Ruganda, Dennis Scott, Zulu Sofola, Paul Boakye, Errol John, Fatima Dike, Clifford Sealy, Joe de Graft, Richard Rive, Bole Butake, Matsemela Manaka, Errol Hill, and Derrick Walcott. The plays deal with the social and political ills stemming from colonialism, slavery, and apartheid; the struggle for independence; African history; and neocolonialism. Of particular interest is material written as “Township Theatre” in South Africa under apartheid and during the development of black grassroots urban theatre.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11623
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Alternative Titles
EIMA
Description

Complete runs of major trade and consumer magazines, from their inception to 2000. Ideal for scholars studying:

  • The economics of the entertainment industry
  • Production, marketing and reception of films or music albums
  • Factors surrounding the emergence of subcultures such as punk, two-tone or grunge
  • Culture, politics and social change in dynamic eras such as the 1960s

Each magazine can be browsed cover-to-cover in full-page, full-text format. Users are able to search for original reviews, interviews, industry news, listings, charts and features relating to the full range of popular media using advanced search and retrieval functionality.

  • Includes key trade and mass-market consumer magazines – weekly and monthly issues
  • Approximately 2.5 million pages digitized in high resolution color and fully searchable
  • Complete backfiles support analysis of trends in popular culture across the entire 20th century
  • Covers the entire entertainment industry, including film, television, popular music, radio, theatre, and performing arts, with a focus on the US and the UK
  • Cross-searchable with historical databases on the all-new ProQuest platform

Titles include:

  • American Film (1975-1992)
  • Back Stage (1960-2000)
  • Beat, The (1982-2000)
  • Billboard (1894-2000)
  • Broadcast (1960-2000)
  • Broadcasting & Cable (1931-2000)
  • Disc (1958-1975)
  • Film Journal International (1934-2000)
  • Film Weekly (1928-1939)
  • Melody Maker (1926-2000)
  • Mixmag (1983-2000)
  • Musical Express / New Musical Express (1946-2000)
  • Musician (1976-1999)
  • Muzik (1995-2000)
  • Picturegoer (1911-1960)
  • R&R (1973-2000)
  • Rave (1964-1970)
  • Screen International (1975-2000)
  • Stage, The (1880-2000)
  • Variety (1905-2000)
  • Vox (1990-1999)
Type
E-Journal(s)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11593
Access
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Alexander Street Video

Alternative Titles
Academic Video Online (ASP)
Description

Combined access to all of MLibrary's streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Includes American History in Video, Art & Architecture, Classical Music in Video, Counseling & Therapy in Video, Dance in Video, Ethnographic Video Online, Filmakers Library Online, March of Time, Opera in Video, Silent Film Online, Theatre in Video, and World History in Video.

Each film includes a transcript. Clips and playlists can be created, saved and shared.  Most videos can be downloaded to a mobile device.

Type
Video
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11345
Access
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