New resource trial: Drama Online (beta)

The library is trialling access to the new Drama Online resource (currently in beta release). Access to Drama Online is direct on-campus through (During the trial phase, Drama Online will not be included as a database in Library OneSearch).

Drama Online (beta) is a brand new online resource focusing on the theatrical arts. It provides a growing collection of searchable full-text scripts of classic and contemporary drama, along with character, setting and production information. The collection includes browseable lists of plays, playwrights and practitioners, genre and periods; as well as sections on context and criticism.

The reference section of Drama Online provides contextual guides to authors, movements, practitioners, periods and genres as well as guides to peformance and backstage craft. A range of full-colour theatrical production stills are also available.

The library is providing trial access to this resource (which remains in active development during its beta phase) until 12 October 2013. Feedback on the usefulness of Drama Online can be shared with members of the Academic Liaison team.