Theatre Studies - key resources
|Academic Search Complete (EBSCOhost)
Designed for academic institutions, this database provides coverage of multidisciplinary academic journals. It supports research in the key areas of academic study by providing peer-reviewed journals, full-text periodicals, reports, books, and more.
An online resource for researching live performance in Australia. AusStage collects and shares information about Australian live performance as an ongoing, open-access and collaborative endeavour.
|Digital Theatre Plus
Provides access to high quality films of leading British theatre productions as well as behind-the-scenes documentaries and interviews.
|Drama Online: National Theatre Collection (Bloomsbury)
Provides access to the National Theatre Collections 1 & 2. Collection 1 contains 30 filmed performances including live broadcasts and high-quality archive recordings spanning comedies, 20th century classics and modern plays, Shakespeare, literary adaptations, Greek classics and world historical drama. Collection 2 includes additionally, turn of the century plays, contemporary plays and musical theatre.
|JSTOR Understanding Shakespeare
A research tool that allows users to select the text of Shakespeare’s plays and locate articles, relating to the text, from the JSTOR archive.
|Literature Online (ProQuest)
A literary database of poetry, prose and drama in English. Content includes full-text works, specialist journals, and author biographies as well as MLA International Bibliography, Concise Oxford Dictionary, Webster’s Dictionary, Shakespeare Glossary, and King James Bible.
|Literature Resource Center (Gale Cengage)
Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
|Periodicals Index Online (PIO) (ProQuest)
An international index to millions of articles published in the humanities and social sciences. Every article in each journal is indexed, from volume 1, issue 1 to recent times. The database includes periodicals in English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, and other Western languages.
An archive of stage productions seen in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Structured around productions, it gives information about the script, writers, directors, cast and crew, venues, and dates
Theatre Studies - additional resources
|Academic Video Online (AVON): Premium (Alexander Street)
A multidisciplinary video collection delivering thousands of video titles spanning anthropology, history, business, counselling, dance, ethnic studies, gay and lesbian studies, film, opera, religion, theatre, and more. AVON includes documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs and newsreels, field recordings, commercials, and raw footage. Users will find award-winning films, as well as the most frequently used films for classroom instruction, plus newly released films and previously unavailable archival material. Content is available from over 500 producers.
|Archive Explorer (Adam Matthew)
Cross-search the Adam Matthew collections subscribed to by the University of Otago.
|Art, Design & Architecture Collection (ProQuest)
Current and comprehensive indexing for fine art, art history, architecture, design and applied arts. The Art, Design & Architecture Collection includes the specialist indexes ARTbibliographies Modern (covering modern and contemporary art), Design and Applied Arts Index (for all aspects of design and crafts) and the International Bibliography of Art (covering scholarship on Western art history), together with a complementary collection of current full-text journals covering arts and humanities.
|Arts & Humanities Database (ProQuest)
This database features hundreds of titles covering Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre and Cultural Studies. It is designed to complement the following indexes: ABM, Avery, BHA, BHI, DAAI, Index Islamicus, MLA, Philosopher's Index and RILM.
|Arts Premium Collection (ProQuest)
The Arts Premium Collection provides cross-searchable databases with thousands of journal titles, ensuring deep searches of extensive collections in specialist subject fields. Subject areas include art, design, architecture, humanities, film/screen studies, music, performing arts, and more. With international coverage, and access to the definitive indexes in these fields, the Arts Premium Collection supports academic inquiry and is a rich source for comprehensive arts literature reviews.
|Australasian Literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (Alexander Street)
Creative works from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands from the 1930s to the present. Genres include Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Commentary and Criticism and Biography and Interviews.
|British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture (NCCO)
This archive covers a range of primary sources related to the arts in the Victorian era, from playbills and scripts to operas and complete scores. It includes such topics as Victorian popular culture, street literature, social history, music, bloods and penny dreadfuls, the history of the English stage, the Royal Literary Fund, and British dramatic works.
|Current Contents Connect (Web of Science)
A multidisciplinary, current awareness database that provides access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from relevant, evaluated websites.
|Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive (ProQuest)
An archival research resource containing primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
Provides full-text access to back issues (delay in coverage generally 3-5 years) of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities, social sciences, and life sciences. The Library's access includes all Arts & Sciences Collections, the Life Sciences Collection, Business IV, and the Ireland Collection.
|MLA Directory of Periodicals (EBSCOhost)
The MLA Directory of Periodicals provides detailed information on over 6,000 journals and book series that cover literature, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, language, linguistics, pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, and the history of printing and publishing. Articles published in works listed in the directory are indexed in the MLA International Bibliography.
|MLA International Bibliography (EBSCOhost)
This citation database covers literature, language and linguistics, folklore, film, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing. Listings on rhetoric and composition and the history, theory and practice of teaching language and literature are also included. The database also includes access to the MLA Directory of Periodicals.
|Music & Performing Arts Collection (ProQuest)
Supporting comprehensive literature reviews, the Music & Performing Arts Collection combines cross-searchable, seminal bibliographies in music and performing arts, with full-text from hundreds of journals. Source bibliographies include International Index to Music periodicals and International Index to Performing Arts. Subjects covered range from musicology to the blues, and from theatre to broadcast arts.
|Performing Arts Periodicals Database (ProQuest)
This database provides indexing and full-text for international periodicals covering a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theatre, stagecraft, musical theatre, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.
This organisation licences productions of New Zealand plays within New Zealand and around the world. The website includes information about playwrights and their plays, scripts, published works and awards. If you require access to a script please email: email@example.com
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. A source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals with over 120 publishers currently participating.
A leading electronic database providing indexing/abstracting and full-text access to scholarly and general interest publications. It combines information from a number of online databases with subjects covering: business, law, education, computing, science, technology, engineering, arts, medicine, and religion.
|Research Library (ProQuest)
A multidisciplinary database designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas. The database includes thousands of full-text titles, with a diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, and general interest magazines.
|Taylor & Francis Online
A collection of full text journals in humanities, social sciences, science and technology from Taylor & Francis, Routledge and Psychology Press, including access to back issues from 1997 where available.
A web-based search service giving access to the bibliographic details of what is held in New Zealand and international libraries.
|Theatre (Alexander Street)
An online video collection of the world's leading plays and documentaries, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.
|UPCC Book Collections (Project MUSE)
Provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. The library subscribed content includes: Archaeology and Anthropology, Film, Theatre and Performing Arts, Global Cultural Studies, Higher Education, History, Literature, Philosophy and Religion, Poetry, Fiction and Creative Non-Fiction, Political Science, and Policy Studies.