Originally created by Bloomsbury Publishing and Faber and Faber, the Core Collection currently includes over 1,775 playtexts from Methuen Drama, The Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber. The platform also includes 700 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum and American Shakespeare Centre.
From the works of Aeschylus in 5th Century BC to the present day, Drama Online provides unique access to the finest drama literature. Titles include the most highly regarded scholarly editions of Shakespeare —The Arden Shakespeare Series — as well as works from Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, Oscar Wilde, Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, David Mamet, Katori Hall, Lucy Prebble, James Graham and Kwame Kwei-Armah. The collection is continually updated with the very latest writing from new and established writers.
Over 625 modern plays from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books featuring pre-eminent playwrights including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, Lucy Kirkwood, Liz Lochhead, Conor McPherson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Enda Walsh.
The Playwrights Canada Press collection offers 175 plays from notable and award-winning authors including Daniel MacIvor, Hannah Moscovitch, and Colleen Murphy. Plays in this collection have won prizes including the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, the Windham-Campbell Prize and the Siminovitch Prize.
With over 125 drama plays, including works from Robin Soans, Manjula Padmanabhan, and Germaine Greer, Aurora Metro Books has built a wide-ranging and highly contemporary list of new drama, with collections of women’s drama and drama by Black and Asian writers.