Drama Online - Books

Scholarly Books and Major Reference Works

Below you will find the scholarly book and reference collections to which an institution can subscribe on Drama Online. To see the collections you can access, please log in and visit the Browse Collections page.

Critical Studies and Performance Practice Collection

This collection features nearly 600 academic books from the prestigious Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints. Together they offer invaluable critical, contextual and pedagogic content from leading voices in theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies. The titles in this collection are grouped under two broad areas: Context and Criticism and Theatre Craft. The collection also includes 60 actor training videos through PATAZ: Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z.

Focal Press Theatre Books

This collection contains 72 practical and vocational stagecraft titles from renowned theatre studies imprint Focal Press. Through an array of guides, handbooks, toolkits, and masterclasses, this collection is an invaluable resource for those taking practical courses relating to the theatre industry, whether in front of the curtain or behind the scenes.

Theatre and Performance History Collection

This substantial new scholarly collection comprises over 30 volumes of original research and curated content that iIluminates, analyses and re-evaluates the contribution of key theatre artists from North America and Europe. Field-defining articles provide new readings in theatre history, theory, practice and legacy spanning the last century. This resource offers a significant collection of criticism on modern and world drama and on theories of performance from across the world.