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Theatre Online Collections

  • Asian American Drama
    Asian American Drama currently contains the full texts of 252 plays, about half of which have never been published before, together with detailed, fielded information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more.
  • Black Drama
    1,462 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by 233 playwrights, as well as information on the playwrights, related productions, production companies and theatres. Also included are selected playbills, production stills, and other materials relating to the plays. Over one third of the plays are published here for the first time.
  • Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    EEBO contains over 125,000 early English titles listed in the Short-Title Catalogue of early English works (1473-1700). These include the earliest editions of the intervals, plays and masques of the Renaissance, Jacobean and Restoration authors and playwrights, including the quarto and folio editions of Shakespeare.
  • Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO)
    ECCO contains the full texts of a number of eighteenth century editions of plays, many of them comedies, by English and Irish playwrights of the period, including 21 by Goldsmith and 75 by Sheridan. Also included are plays by Addison, Congreve, Gay, Lillo and Rowe, among others. If you are working in the drama of other European playwrights from this or earlier periods, you might check the database for English language translations or original language editions of their plays.
  • English Verse Drama
    English Verse Drama contains more that 2,000 plays by 450 authors, as well as 230 anonymous plays, from the late 13th through the end of the 19th century.
  • Literature Online
    Literature Online features an ever-growing collection of over 260,000 works of poetry, drama and prose with complementary critical resources. LION includes such full-text drama resources as American Drama (1714-1915), Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (1591-1911), and English Drama (1280-1915).
  • North American Women's Drama
    North American Women's Drama contains 1,517 plays by 330 playwrights, as well as information on the playwrights, related productions, production companies and theatres. Also included are selected playbills, production stills, and other materials relating to the plays. About one third of the plays have never been published before.
  • Theatre in Video
    Theatre in Video contains definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with film documentaries, all online in streaming video.

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