Theater


Contains a very large collection of the Alexander Street Press streaming video, including topics in history, art, international studies, dance, theater, and more.

This aggregated database provides access to all of KU’s Alexander Street Press collections.  Video, audio, and text covering a wide variety of subject matters are included.  In addition to contemporary sources, this database contains significant amounts of primary sources. 

Search for and watch over 700 educational streaming vidoes, including all 37 of the BBC Shakespeare plays. 

Covers three centuries of rare and modern dramatic works that together have formed the internationally recognized voice that is American theater. More than 1,500 plays are available, from over 500 playwrights.

 Provides 900 hours of video content covering the full scope of 20th and 21st century dance. The collection includes performances, documentaries, interviews, and instructional videos from the most influential performers and companies.

A streaming video database of theater productions, including Shakespeare, classics, musical theater, dance, opera, and recent British productions.

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A digital library has been created as a response to the need for a high-quality online research tool for drama and literature students, professors, and teachers. It is the only resource to combine exclusively available play text content and scholarly publications with filmed live performances, film adaptations, and audio plays.

This resource is supported through collaborative efforts between the KU Libraries and the Theatre Department.

Includes more than 3,900 plays in verse and prose from the late thirteenth century to the early twentieth. The database contains works acted on or intended for the stage. It includes masques, interludes, short dramatic pieces, translations and adaptations, closet dramas, and works written for children.

Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analysis of authors from every age and literary discipline. Covers novelists, poets, essayists, journalists and other writers, with in-depth coverage of the most-studied authors. Includes essays on the history of specific publishing companies.