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This guide is intended to help you with your research in Theatre, Dance and Performing Arts. You'll find a list of major databases in the field as well as tips on finding books, films, articles and other sources. If you have trouble finding what you need or have questions or suggestions about this guide, please contact me.
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.
The entire BBC Shakespeare, produced in the 1970s and 1980s, now viewable from any computer or other device connected to the internet. 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; turn Closed Captioning on or off with a single click.
Annotated citations for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2011.
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Bottom line: while I am here to support your research process and help you navigate the library, I am not a substitute for your instructor. Questions about assignment requirements, grading, acceptable sources, acceptable topics and deadlines should be directed to your professor or TA.