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Online-Service für englischsprachiges und internationales Theater, von klassischen bis zu zeitgenössischen Autorinnen und Autoren. Das Angebot von ca. 2.500 Dramatexten und Werkausgaben von Faber und Faber, aus "Bloomsburys Methuen Drama" (Modern Plays, Student Editions), der "Arden Shakespeare Series", von Nick Hern Books, Aurora Metro Books sowie Playwrights Canada Press wird laufend um neue Titel und Medien, wie z.B. Fotos, Sammlungen von Audio- und Videoaufnahmen von Aufführungen, Sekundärliteratur und Kontextinformationen erweitert.
"Drama Online" ist besonders für theaterwissenschaftliche Studien, Literaturkurse und Schauspielunterricht konzipiert.
Sämtliche Module des Portals "Drama Online" können einzeln, als Teilpakete oder als Gesamtpaket im Rahmen eines Jahresabonnements bezogen oder durch einmaligen Datenkauf erworben werden. Updates: regelmäßig.

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Drama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 2,500 playtexts, 400 audio plays, 300 hours of video and 370 books of criticism and performance practice from leading theatre publishers and companies. Together, these resources offer 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.

The Core Collection on Drama Online features the pre-eminent theatre lists of Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints as well as those of Faber & Faber. It also includes production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and The American Shakespeare Center. Further playtext collections include Nick Hern Books, Aurora Metro Books and Playwrights Canada Press.

The platform also offers collections of filmed live performances including those from leading theatres such as Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre (see below for a full listing of these), as well as a wealth of audio plays from L.A. Theatre 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

New collections

  • Oberon Books Collection Oberon Books is long recognised as one of the most exciting publishers specialising in drama and the performing arts, with a reputation for publishing challenging and compelling works.

    From ground-breaking British plays to the best of international drama and plays in translation, this is a unique and inspiring collection that features a diverse gathering of canonical and contemporary drama.

    Highlights of the collection include:
    • Contemporary hit plays by innovative writers such as Jasmine Lee-Jones, Rob Icke, Clare Barron and Inua Ellams
    • Plays suitable for study, including Tanika Gupta's The Empress and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's Emilia
    • Modern classics from contemporary writers such as Richard Bean, Duncan Macmillan, Mojisola Adebayo, Neil Bartlett and Rikki Beadle-Blair
    • Canonical works from writers such as Arnold Wesker and J.B Priestley
    • International plays in translation, including the work of Hanoch Levin

  • Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection
    Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is the largest classical repertory theatre company in North America. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in different venues. The Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection will include the following 10 filmed performances: Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, King John, King Lear, Love's Labour's Lost, Macbeth, The Adventures of Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Timon of Athens.

  • TCG Books Play Collection
    TCG Books Play Collection is exclusive collection of 200 plays from TCG Books, the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America whose backlist consists of diverse voices in contemporary American theatre, including 18 winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The collection will launch on Drama Online with 100 titles in January 2022 and will complete with a further 100 in Fall 2022.

    The collection features:
    • Trade editions of canonical texts from a diverse selection of American authors, spanning multiple decades, genres and forms
    • Collected works by celebrated authors such as Anne Washburn, Tony Kushner, Sarah Ruhl and Richard Nelson
    • The work of diverse practitioners such as Nilo Cruz, David Henry Hwang and Ping Chong, offering works in translation, adaptations and new versions of classic plays
    • Much-studied plays such as August: Osage County, Mr Burns, Homebody/Kabul alongside contemporary classics such as What the Constitution Means to Me and The Sound Inside.

  • National Theatre Collection 2
    Launching in September 2021 and completing in February 2022, this collection will contain a total of 20 titles including:

    Content Highlights:
    • Hedda Gabler: Ivo van Hove's modern production of Ibsen's masterpiece, as adapted by Patrick Marber, features Ruth Wilson in the title role, Rafe Spall as Brack, Kyle Soller as Jürgen Tesman and Chukwudi Iwuji as Ejlert Lövborg.
    • All My Sons: From the Old Vic, Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller's blistering drama which sees the American dream laid bare.
    • Julie: Carrie Cracknell directs a cast including Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa in this new version of Strindberg's play set in contemporary London.
    • Saint Joan: From the Donmar Warehouse, Gemma Arterton plays Joan of Arc in Josie Rourke's extraordinary anachronistic take on Bernard Shaw's electrifying classic.
    • Three Sisters: Co-produced by Fuel Theatre, Chekhov's iconic characters are relocated to 1960s Nigeria on the brink of the Biafran Civil War in this bold adaptation by Inua Ellams.
    • The Seagull: Chekhov's masterly meditation on how the old take revenge on the young is both comic and tragic, and marks the birth of the modern stage.
    • Rockets and Blue Lights: This astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award. It will be added to the collection in February 2022.

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