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Drama Online now includes National Theatre Collection
The National Theatre Collection draws on 10 years of the National Theatre’s live broadcasts and contains 30 productions, in the following categories: comedies, 20th century classics and modern plays, Shakespeare plays and literary adaptations.
Benedict Cumberbatch in Frankenstein
Drama Online also has an online collection of full-text plays from Nick Hern Modern Plays, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber, as well over 100 full-text books providing critical analysis and contextual information.
Drama Online Description: A collection of over 1000 plays drawn from the Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber lists, plus over 100 scholarly works providing critical analysis and contextual information.
Date Range: N/A
Subject Scope: Plays range from classics to contemporary writing.
Full Text: Yes
- Databases are collections of publications such as journal articles. They are current and contain the latest research on a topic.
- Full-text databases provide direct access to the complete article.
- Library Search searches all the databases we subscribe to at Middlesex University.
- You can search the databases separately if you wish, details of relevant resources for theatre arts are below:
International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text Description: The International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance is a comprehensive research tool, providing a full index, with cross-references and annotations, to over 60,000 journal articles, books, book articles and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. In addition, IBTD makes available over 140 full-text journal titles and more than 360 full-text books and monographs.
JSTOR Description: Archive of journals
Subject Scope: Language and literature, mathematics, statistics, music, film studies, folklore, performing arts, religion, and the history and study of art and architecture.
Please note: Middlesex University Library does not subscribe to the whole of JSTOR but only to the "Arts & Sciences III" and "Mathematics and Statistics" collections.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database Description: Performing Arts Periodicals database (formerly International Index to Performing Arts Full Text) contains more than half a million indexed articles from over 256 performing arts journals. Most index entries include an abstract and an increasing number contain full text of the original article.
Britannica (Encyclopedia) Description: 100,000 professionally edited and researched articles on just about every subject, thesaurus & dictionary of quotations, links to 800,000 full-text journal and magazine articles plus full text E-books and primary sources, World Data Analyst (current and past statistics and interactive World Atlas) and automatic citations at the end of articles.
Literature Online (LION) is an online library of over 350.000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama. It also contains 344 full-text literature journals and other key criticism and reference resources.
Key Theatre Arts journals include:
- Comparative Drama
- Shakespeare Quarterly
- Theatre Notebook
- Theatre Research International
Literature Online (LION) Description: A searchable library containing 337 full-text literature journals, plus many other key criticism and reference resources..
Subject Scope: More than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose.
Date Range: n/a
Full Text: Yes
Zetoc - Keeping up to date - Journal Alerts
The British Library's current awareness service, Zetoc Alert, automatically sends you emails listing the table of contents from particular journals, you can also be sent alerts on articles that match searches for authors names or keywords from article titles. This is particularly useful if you are doing MA and PhD research.