Drama Online - Learning Resources

Learning Resources

Subject Guides

Guiding users through the wealth of content available on Drama Online, our exclusive and specially-commissioned research and learning tools are designed with teachers, students, and researchers in mind.

Bibliographic Guides

These expert guides provide an introductory overview of key themes and topics, with links to references and further reading.

National Theatre Collections

Resources include introductions to each production for teachers, rehearsal diaries, production insights and scene-by-scene plot summaries with timecodes for the films. Short films and audio recordings including contextual information for the productions and interviews with actors and creatives are also available to subscribers.

RSC Live Collection

Teacher packs include activities for students, notes from the rehearsal room and short summaries of the productions.

Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy on Screen

Comprehensive lesson plans, class activities and background information to support the Trilogy, as well as an individual packs of resources for each play that explore plot, character, themes, language and stagecraft.

Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection

Study Guides include a synopsis, list of characters, and a range of activities for students.

Folio Matters

Editing Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Watch our Folio Matters series of videos to learn about key manuscript issues that pose a challenge to editing Shakespeare's works in the 21st century. Eight of our Arden Shakespeare Fourth Series Volume Editors unpack the textual variants that take you to the heart of what it means to edit Shakespeare's works today — and why it continues to matter.

Editing Race, Gender and Queerness: How do race, gender and queerness intersect with textual editing? What kind of editorial decisions add or change meaning to words and phrases? Learn more by watching our online panel discussion.

Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z

Available as part of the Critical Studies & Performance Practice collection, Physical Actor Training - an online A-Z establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos. Learn more about the project and explore further reading as recommended by its creators.

The Power of Persuasion PSHE Workshops

The Power of Persuasion is a package of PHSE resources for secondary schools which uses the world and characters from Tamasha’s hit 2019 production Does My Bomb Look Big In This? by Nyla Levy to explore the subject of internet safety.