Digital Theatre Plus offers video of full-length performances from the English stage, including Shakespeare, modern dramas, musicals, and adaptations, as well as supplementary material such as interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, and study guides.
National Theatre Collection features 50 high-definition video performances covering a wide range of works regularly studied in secondary and higher education. Exclusive digitized archival materials such as prompt scripts, costume designs, and costume bibles are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.
Academic Video Online: Premium is designed to bring the highest-quality video content to the broadest range of subject areas. Search for BroadwayHD or navigate to the BroadwayHD collection to watch performances.
The entire BBC Shakespeare, produced in the 1970s and 1980s. These productions include some of Britain’s most distinguished performers, and productions range from quite traditional to more adventurous. View the plays in their entirety, or link to specific Acts for teaching and presentation.
The National Film Registry is a list of movies deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" that are earmarked for preservation by the Library of Congress. They are selected as works of enduring importance to American culture. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. The Library of Congress does not endorse the views expressed in these movies, which may contain content offensive to users.
The Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL) is the first major digital video library of performance practices in the Americas. Created in partnership with NYU Libraries and with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this growing repository guarantees historical preservation and free, online access to almost 900 hours of video through the Hemispheric Institute website.
The Queen's Men was an all-star troupe of Elizabethan actors formed in 1583, touring England for twenty years performing at court, in the new London theatres, and elsewhere. In the Fall of 2006, this project assembled a company of professional actors in Toronto, Canada, to perform three Queen's Men plays, and these are the results.
Forum for the artistic, managerial, educational leadership of theatres focused on the works of William Shakespeare; discusses issues and methods of work and resourcesand acts as advocate for Shakespearean productions and training.
Galleries, essays, bibliographies, video, and more, surveys "current information, opinions and visuals about such staging, with the best explorations of the original Shakespearean stage and of performances in his lifetime and later centuries". From the University of California - Berkeley.
Excellent source for visualizing plays as both actor and audience, "displays the text where actors might say the words, and as such it provides a theatrical representation of the text as if one were watching the script."
Extensive listing of online resources on Shakespeare's theater and performance of his plays throughout history. Includes links for Elizabethan performance, speech, music, dance, swordplay, costumes and staging.