Theatre Article Databases

For Starters | Sub-topics | Dictionaries and Encyclopedias | Associations and Organizations

For Starters

  • Database of Monologues and Scenes from Films
  • Internet Broadway Database
    IBDB archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics. Get a list of every production of Hamlet on Broadway or a list of your favorite actor's credits. Find out what played at a particular theatre or what shows opened in a specified Broadway season.
  • Art of Ancient Greek Theater
    Important features of this site include an images section, an interactive map and a papyrus fragment, all of which help illustrate the golden age of Greek theater.
  • Theatre and Drama: World Wide Web Virtual Library
    Provides links to a broad range of professional, academic, and recreational resources from around the world.
  • The London Theatre Guide--Online
    Guide is as complete as possible for Westend theatre listings.
  • Playbill
    Includes theatre news, listings of current performances both on and off Broadway, and feature articles.


Catalogs of Theatre Publications | Costumes | Reviews, Awards and Seating Charts

  • Catalogs of Theatre Publications

    • Baker's Plays
      The site provides an online catalog of plays available for purchase, as well as a Theatre Resource Directory for stage equipment, costumes, lighting, and other items.
    • Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
      "Created to foster opportunity and provide support for playwrights by publishing acting editions of plays handling the nonprofessional leasing right for these plays."
    • Eldridge Plays and Musicals
      Plays and musicals for all occasions.
      A giant selection of Film, TV and Performing Arts books.
  • Costumes

    • Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection
      This collection is one of largest university textile collections and includes 13,000 textiles and related objects spanning various places, techniques, and time periods.
    • Milieux: The Costume Source
      Extensive list of sources related to costumes.
    • The Costume Page
      A guide to costume-related resources.
    • Elizabethan Costuming Page
      A searchable site that includes information, drawings, and photos about clothing for peasant, middle, and upper class men and women from the Tudor and Elizabethan periods (sixteenth century) in English history. In addition there are extensive period illustrations, patterns for making everything from shoes to hats, information on Elizabethan fabrics and colors, and some information on costume of the time outside of England. Also available is a bibliography and costuming sources and supplies.
  • Reviews, Awards, and Seating Charts

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Associations and Organizations

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