SMU Online Resources

Subject: Theatre

Resource Titles

(re)making project
Description:  Contains the full text of Charles Mee's plays.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Accents & dialects
Description:  Database of digital sound files includes examples of speech from various locations in Great Britain.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
American theatre wing
Description:  This Web site is the official online resource of the American Theatre Wing (ATW), an organization dedicated to supporting excellence and education in theater. It includes audio and video content that examines careers in the theatre.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Berg fashion library
Description:  Provides integrated text and image content on world dress and fashion throughout history. Offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections, including the Berg encyclopedia of world dress and fashion online, e-books, reference works, images, and more.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  Features "CurtainUp," an online theater magazine of reviews, features, and annotated listings, published by Elyse Sommer. Includes reviews of current theater productions in Washington, D.C and London, England; current book reviews; quote databases; and information on upcoming plays and musicals in New York City. Posts contact information via e-mail.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Description:  Contains full-text plays by Eugene O'Neill, criticism, and bibliographies.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Films on demand
Description:  A web-based digital video delivery service providing streaming videos from Films Media Group. Includes thousands of documentaries, teaching videos, and other academic materials.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Description:  GLOPAD (Global Performing Arts Database) records include authoritative, detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world, plus information about related pieces, productions, performers, and creators.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Description:  "The International Dialects of English Archive was created in 1997 as the first online archive of primary-source recordings of English dialects and accents as heard around the world." -- Home page.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
International index to performing arts full text
Description:  "Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts. It provides indexing, abstracts and selected full text from many sources covering film, theatre, dance, stagecraft, television, and more. Offering the widest span of scholarship available, IIPA Full Text ranges from 1864 to the most current issues." -- Home page.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Internet Broadway database
Description:  "According to the IBDB Web site, this resource offers a 'comprehensive database of shows produced on Broadway [dating from the 1700's to the present], including all 'title page' [program] information about each production. IBDB also offers historical information about theaters and various statistics and fun facts related to Broadway.' Simple search allows you to search by show, people/organization, theatre, and season, while advanced search allows many more options including function (director, actor, playwright, etc.), gender, opening and closing dates, character name and more. From serious research to more trivial pursuits, the IBDB is a excellent source for Broadway production information"--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2002." RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2002; reviewed 2/22/2002.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
MLA international bibliography
Description:  Provides access to citations of journal articles, books, and dissertations published on modern languages, literatures, folklore, and linguistics. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, literary theory, dramatic arts, folklore, and film since 1963. Special features include the full text of the original article for some citations and a collection of images consisting of photographs, maps, and flags.
Access:  Internet (SMU campus and valid SMU students/faculty/staff)
Playbill vault
Description: is a comprehensive database of Broadway history from Playbill Inc. It is currently in beta.
Access:  Internet (General Access)
Speech accent archive
Description:  "This site examines the accented speech of speakers from many different language backgrounds."
Access:  Internet (General Access)
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