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Live theatre at your fingertips!

Drama Online is an award winning digital theatre resource including playtexts, audio plays, and streaming video. The collection includes:

  • Shakespeare's Globe On Screen: Over twenty stunning Shakespeare productions (with more to follow) recorded live on stage in high definition. Critically acclaimed productions and award-winning performances from leading actors such as Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.
  • Stage on Screen: major early modern drama titles staged and filmed specifically for educational use: Doctor Faustus, The Duchess of Malfi, Volpone and School for Scandal. Accompanied by cast and crew interviews.
  • Hamlet the Film: the first online debut for this sell-out hit starring Maxine Peake
  • Shakespeare in the Present: a Shakespeare acting masterclass from top international acting coach Patsy Rodenburg starring Joseph Fiennes.
  • L.A. Theatre Works: 350 audio recordings from the most important audio theatre company in America. Highlights include iconic modern literary works, Pulitzer prize-winning titles and leading American playwrights such as Arthur Miller, David Mamet and Eugene O’Neill
  • Nick Hern Books: 400 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill.

Key Features include:

  • Easy e-reading with in-text notes, page and line numbers
  • Full text search, advanced filtering options
  • Character Grids showing roles and scenes
  • Play and monologue search via cast size and gender
  • Streaming audio and video
  • Award-winning user interface
  • Accessible introductions, author biographies and play descriptions

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