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Theatre: Databases

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:

Proquest One Literature

Proquest One Literature  provides access to full text journals, historic criticism, dissertations, ebooks, primary works (poetry, drama and prose), video and audio, and reference works. It offers an international and interdisciplinary perspective on literary topics with sources from all over the world. Includes work by black playwriters and authors. 

Key Theatre Arts journals include:

  • Comparative Drama
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Theatre Notebook 
  • Theatre Research International

Online Encyclopaedia

Drama Online now includes National Theatre Collection

Drama Online  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.

The National Theatre Collection 1 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.