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Benefits for Subscribing Institutions

  • Access by IP address, proxy server, Shibboleth, WAYFless URL and other standard authentication methods
  • Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Convenient online account management service
  • Regularly updated with new content including contemporary plays, scholarly books, and new collections
  • Support for outbound OpenURL linking from citations
  • Play-level and chapter-level DOIs
  • COUNTER usage statistics
  • SUSHI service available for automatic harvesting of COUNTER usage statistics
  • MARC records at volume level for all book titles, all play titles, and all video and audio content
  • Conforms to accessibility standards for most Level A (Priority 1) and AA (Priority 2) success criteria of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C)
  • Free promotional materials

Find out more about How to Subscribe, including pricing and access options, and how to register for a free 30-day institutional trial.

Features and Benefits for Users

  • Interactive Transcript Player: Full transcripts are available for all video content, with real-time tracking of lines spoken, automatic text scrolling, hyperlinked text for easy navigation to the relevant timestamp, and a ‘search transcript’ function
  • Play Finder: Select plays based on cast size, gender of roles, word count, period, and playwright
  • Related Content: All content on Drama Online is linked by genre, period, and theme keywords, making it easy to discover and compare and contrast works for projects and research
  • Personalization Features: Save searches, highlight and annotate text, and bookmark content
  • Monologue Search: Find monologues by keyword, gender, and word count
  • Character Grid: Each play includes a character grid that shows character appearances by part and scene with circles that correspond in size to the number of lines spoken, showing how and when characters interact
  • Words and Speeches Graph: Each play includes a bar graph showing the number of words in each scene by total or by individual character
  • Develop a Part Book: View lines and stage directions for individual roles
  • Create bespoke video clips: Create and save video clips to support teaching and learning
  • Read annotated plays intuitively: The seamless eReader includes in-text annotations and citations, with page numbers and line numbers
  • Performance Rights Information: Each play includes production enquiry information on who owns rights for the play and how to contact them