We’re currently trialling two new electronic resources that should prove of vast interest to students of English & Drama, or indeed anyone with an interest in theatre and the dramatic arts.
The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside some of the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides. This constantly growing collection meets the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools. From the epic to the monologue; ensemble to one-person plays; comedy to tragedy; the historical to the contemporary; and from the highly political to the profoundly personal, there is plenty to discover. The databases’ unique Play Tools with Character Grids, Words and Speech graphs and Part Books offer a new way to engage with plays for close study or for performance.
To begin using Drama Online please go to www.http://dramaonlinelibrary.com – access is via IP address or from off-campus login via the VPN. This trial will end on April 13th 2014.
On a similar theme, we’re also trialling Digital Theatre Plus, which is the home of unique films of leading British theatre productions for schools, colleges and universities and represents a bold new approach to experiencing and learning about theatre online.
To try this database out, visit www.digitaltheatreplus.com. This trial is active only until 27th January 2014.
We welcome feedback – good or bad – about either or both of these trials, so please contact Steve Corn (email@example.com) with your comments.