Theatre - Web Resources

Web Sites

Theatre Resources on the Internet
Compiled by Dr. Dorothy J. Holland, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of Richmond.

McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
Compiled by Dr. Ken McCoy, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, Stetson University.

Digital Collections

Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Provides a searchable database of newspaper clippings, photographs, drawings, programs, scores, sheet music and recordings.

The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
Part of American Memory from the Library of Congress, this collection "contains playscripts, production materials, photographs, and administrative records selected from the output of a New Deal WPA arts project."

The American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870 - 1920
Part of American Memory from the Library of Congress, this collection is "a multiformat collection of selected materials from the popular stage and allied arts. Photographs and memorabilia of Houdini; English playscripts; Yiddish playscripts; a selection of playbills and program books; motion pictures; and sound recordings."

William Shakespeare in Quarto
"On this site you will find the British Library's 93 copies of the 21 plays by William Shakespeare printed in quarto before the theatres were closed in 1642."