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The Primary Stages Off-Broadway Oral history Project
Interviews with visionaries who created New York's  Off- and Off-Off-Broadway theatre
after World War II. Almost one-hundred interviews are recorded as of March 5, 2017 with continual additions to come.


1550 plays: classic to contemporary
L.A. Theatre Works audio plays

Globe on Screen streaming video



Studies in Musical Theatre
Refereed articles (2006-present) which consider areas of live performance that use vocal and instrumental music in conjunction with theatrical performance as a principal part of their expressive language.


Life Magazine Archive. Cover to cover from 1926-2000.

Kanopy Streaming Service. Provides remote access to over 25,000 documentary and feature films on many subjects: arts, business, global studies, health, sciences, technical training, etc. For questions, contact Jeff Hinkelman.

Time Magazine  Archive

Complete digital version of more than 77 years of the prominent weekly news magazine, dating back to its first issue in March 1923 through December 2000 in a comprehensive cover-to-cover format in PDF.

New Books

Luckett, Sharrell D.,, Tia M. Shaffer.  Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2017.

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Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers.
by Hal TineĢ.

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The Director As Collaborator

by Knopf, Robert.

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Featured Organization

The resident playwright company during the May 2011 All Writers Meeting

"Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, New Dramatists is a hub for the theatre community. Our building’s library is open to the public and houses a rare collection of new play manuscripts, many of which are unpublished and only available to read on site. In addition, we offer specific opportunities for writers, students, composers, actors, directors, other theatre artists, and new play aficionados to engage with our community."

Featured Archive: La MaMa

"The La MaMa Archives Digital Collections site is both a catalog and a digital archive, and it was designed to serve both researchers and general users. Site users can conduct targeted searches or browse at will, using the images and text available on this site as a guide. In the near future, we hope also to be able to offer curated digital exhibits."

Internet Shakespeare Editions

Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) is an open-access, non-profit scholarly website presenting full-text Shakespeare plays and poems, Shakespeare’s life and times, and Shakespeare in performance.