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Over 1,600 plays from Bloomsbury, including Methuen Drama, and Arden Shakespeare, and Faber & Faber, plus production stills from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the American Shakespeare Center
Over 120 plays and non-fiction books on theatre from Aurora Metro Books, including wide-ranging and highly contemporary new drama with a focus on women’s drama, international drama and drama by black and Asian writers
Over 400 plays from a specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, and Caryl Churchill
Over 170 plays from notable and award-winning authors including Daniel MacIvor and Hannah Moscovitch
More than 350 important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the US’s premiere radio theatre company. The plays include some of the most significant dramatic literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and are performed by leading actors from around the world including Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, Helen Hunt, John Goodman and hundreds of others
Stunning film adaptations of core curriculum plays from Sophocles to Oscar Wilde, alongside modern classics such as Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen
Shakespeare’s history plays featuring a star-studded cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville, and Tom Hiddleston
A landmark reinvention of Shakespeare’s Hamlet with Maxine Peake in the title role
17 films of live productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2013 to the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale
21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning Falstaff in Henry IV
Features landmark productions from the Globe Theatre’s most recent seasons, including the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in 2014
A 90 minute masterclass from Steven Berkoff, world-renowned writer, director, and actor
A six hour acting masterclass with international coach Patsy Rodenburg, starring Joseph Fiennes
Critically acclaimed stage productions of four key set drama and literature texts: The Duchess of Malfi, Doctor Faustus, The School for Scandal, and Volpone
The Arden Shakespeare Studies Archive provides historical, critical, and theoretical background to Shakespeare’s work and the Bloomsbury Methuen Drama Theatre Studies Archive offers companions to theatrical movements, theatre histories, geographies, playwrights, and research into applied theatre
Over 80 books on acting methods with practical instruction on performance and stagecraft, as well as the PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z video series
The Hollow Crown Series and BBC Drama Films to join Drama Online this autumn.
February 2016: Drama Online shortlisted for the "Ingram Content Group Digital Publishing Award", IPG Independent Publishing Awards, 2016.
Modern plays from Nick Hern Books are now available for trial and purchase.