DATABASE TRIALS: Three Streaming Drama Collections

Routledge Performance Archive includes interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; unique footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.

To access the database trial of Routledge Performance Archive, use the following information:

Username: stonybrook
Password: access123

The trial runs through March 31, 2013.

On the Boards  

Watch high-quality films of full-length performances by some of today’s most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music and other forms that defy categorization. OntheBoards.tv is an on-demand website, bringing 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. Filmed at On the Boards, as well as peer theaters across the country, the performances present a snapshot of the best new works by current leaders in dance, theater and music.

The trial runs through April 21, 2013.

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours. From the most important productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage focusing on the work of Samuel Beckett, these definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. They are now delivered to you over the Internet, in a revolutionary new format developed specifically for drama.

For the first time, researchers will have a single place to find the full text of a play, the history of its performance, the production background, reference materials and ephemera, and now the complete performance itself. Students and faculty can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and course reserves.

Trial runs through May 8, 2013.

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