The Library has recently added several new collections to its Drama Online portfolio. We now have access to over 3,000 playtexts, books and filmed productions via the Drama Online platform.
The latest collections added are:
- Core Collection Update 2021: 70 playtexts from various publishers
- Nick Hern Books 2020/2021: 30 playtexts
- Oberon Books: 501 playtexts, including modern classics, contemporary plays, and international plays in translation.
- Shakespeare’s Globe 2: films of nine landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons (complementing our existing access to 21 plays from the Globe 1 collection)
All the films and playtexts are individually catalogued and searchable via Library Search, or you can search/browse them all in various ways on the Drama Online site.
For example, using the Explore or Browse options at the top of the screen, you can browse by title, playwright, genre and time period, or if you click Advanced Play Search on the home page, you can use other search filters, such as number of roles, word count, gender etc. Select Context and Criticism for access to a wide range of e-books about drama.
When viewing a playtext, click Play Tools to analyse the speaking parts and appearances of different characters throughout the play.