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Drama Online - a unique way to study drama

Drama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre. Designed to meet the full range of teaching needs for theatre studies, literature courses and drama schools, individual collections can be purchased separately to tailor Drama Online to your institution’s specializations. 

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Drama Online: 1000+ plays and 100+ scholarly works accompanied by play tools, character grids, production stills and more

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Download All Plays (playtext, audio, video) and Books List

Drama Online Plays by Collection


Content Highlights
Customize your institution’s Drama Online experience with individual collections. View detailed information on each using the navigation menu on the left or by clicking on the links below. 

Playtexts 

Video 

Audio Plays 

Scholarly Works 


Functionality and Special Features

  • An intuitive e-reader featuring scholarly editions and in-text annotations, as well as page and line numbers corresponding with the print edition 
  • Advanced and full text search capabilities. Filter results by playwright, genre, period, theme, cast size, gendered roles, word-length, and more 
  • Visual aids for study and rehearsal, including a Words and Speeches Graph and a Character Grid for each play 
  • Part books: character lines and stage directions readily available for each individual role 
  • Play finder: search for a play via cast size, genre, period, playwright and more 
  • Personalization features such as citation tool, bookmark, highlight, annotate texts, save searches, and view

The Content Lists are comprised of the following collections:

CORE COLLECTION: 

Playtexts and scholarly works from Faber and Faber and modern playsstudent editions and other texts from Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints.

NEW COLLECTIONS:

Audio Plays: L.A. Theatre Works Collection 

Playtexts: Nick Hern Books Collection

Playtexts: Playwrights Canada Press Collection

Playtexts: Aurora Metro Books Collection

Video: BBC Drama Films

Video: The Hollow Crown Series 1 & 2

Video: Shakespeare's Globe on Screen Film Collection

Video: filmed theatre productions from Stage on ScreenHamlet the Film, starring Maxine Peake and Shakespeare in the Present - an acting masterclass with Patsy Rodenburg.

Video: The RSC Live Collection


For Librarians:

  • Cross referencing via DOI (Digital Object Identifiers) and OpenURLs
  • Industry standard access: unlimited concurrent access via IP recognition, ATHENS/Shibboleth, and username and password for remote users
  • COUNTER compliant usage statistics and library branding
  • MARC21 records can be downloaded here 
  • Online help and customer support

Promotional Materials

Drama Online Brochure‚Äč

New Subscribers

Materials by Collection


Free Trial Access Available
For more information, open free trial or to place an order, contact:
Jacek Lewinson
Mobi:+48 502 603 290, skype:jacek.lewinson , Email:Jacek@jaceklewinson.com

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