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Theatre and Performance

Web links

Here is a list of recommended web links, grouped into 6 topically-arranged sections:

Web Resources

Web Resources  Top

1. General
http://www.dmoz.org/search?q=performing+arts/
Open Directory Project: resources for performing arts
http://www.oxfordreference.com
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance (subscription)
http://www.vl-theatre.com
Virtual Library: theatre resources in libraries, conferences, training institutions, plays
http://dir.yahoo.com/arts/performing_arts/theater
Yahoo!: links to numerous theatre categories

2. Theatre history
http://www.costumepage.org
The Costume Page: historical and practical resources
http://www.didaskalia.net
Didaskalia: ancient Greek and Roman drama in performance
http://www.ibdb.com/index.php
Internet Broadway Database: records from the beginnings of New York theatre until today
http://www.lortel.org/LLA_archive
Lortel Archives (Internet Off-Broadway Database): catalogue of shows produced Off-Broadway in New York
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fedtp/fthome.html
The New Deal Stage: Federal Theatre Project (Library of Congress, USA)
http://digital.nypl.org/lpa/nypl/lpa_home4.html
New York Public Library: Performing Arts in America, 1875–1923
http://www.reed.utoronto.ca/

Records of Early English Drama (REED): medieval theatre history
http://www.videoccasions-nw.com/history/jack.html
Theatre History on the Web: links to theatre history, research collections, archives of companies
http://www.bris.ac.uk/theatrecollection/
University of Bristol Theatre Collection: catalogue and links

3. Shakespeare
http://www.folger.edu
Folger Shakespeare Library resources
http://web.mit.edu/ensemble/www/
MIT Shakespeare Ensemble: complete texts and information
http://www.rsc.org.uk/education/
Royal Shakespeare Company: education
http://www.shakespeare.org.uk/home.html
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust resources
http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/education
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, education
http://sia.stanford.edu/links.html
Shakespeare in Asia, Stanford University

4. Education and training
http://www.vl-theatre.com/list1.shtml
Virtual Library: training institutions

5. Major theatre companies
http://www.berliner-ensemble.de/
Berliner Ensemble
http://www.comedie-francaise.fr
Comédie-Française, history and archive
http://www.deutschestheater.de/
Deutsches Theater Berlin
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/discover-more/archive
National Theatre of Great Britain (Royal National Theatre) archive
http://www.publictheater.org/
New York Public Theatre
http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/education/education.aspx?id=75
Stratford Festival Canada, education and training

6. Organizations
http://www.astr.org/
American Society for Theatre Research
http://www.firt-iftr.org
International Federation for Theatre Research
http://www.oistat.org/
International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians
http://www.iti-worldwide.org/
International Theatre Institute: theatre organizations and events
http://psi-web.org
Performance Studies International
http://www.str.org.uk
Society for Theatre Research (British theatre)
http://www.theatredesign.org.uk/
Society of British Theatre Designers