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Theater and Drama: Streaming Video

A guide to resources for finding plays, performance reviews, and criticism in theater and drama.

Streaming Video

Streaming Video

 Digital Theatre Plus offers high quality video of recent play and musical productions from Great Britain, as well as opera, dance, and behind-the-scenes documentaries from European theaters. Digital Theatre Plus also includes access to teaching materials for a diverse range of content from Sophocles to Brecht and beyond. 

Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library is an effort to preserve political performance works from the Americas, making these cultural documents available worldwide. This growing repository guarantees historical preservation and free access to over 1000 hours of documentation including production recordings and interviews with artists.

Kanopy includes access to the famous BBC productions of Shakespeare's works, as well as plays by Chekhov performed by the Wooster Group, and several productions by Stage Russia. Behind-the-scenes collections include documentaries of Broadway shows from Hair to Hamilton. The Youth Theater collection includes documentaries about and productions of plays performed by high school students. There are also several actor biopics and documentaries available.

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.