Drama Online is a 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.
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. Additional 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, plus a wealth of audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works.