Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Middlesex University LogoMy Subject

Theatre: Databases

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.


Journal Databases

  • 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:

Online Encyclopaedia

Literature Online

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

Zetoc - Keeping up to date - Journal Alerts