Trial Extended: Shakespeare’s Globe, RSC, & More in Drama Online

Drama Online

New Subcollections on Trial from Drama Online 

The Library has a trial to new subcollections through our subscription to Drama Online. The trial will run through October 26th, 2018. The Library wants to hear from you! Please send your comments and feedback to sreardon at

Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen (2016-2018):
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018) is composed of streaming productions of The Duchess of Malfi, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, and Richard II from the theatre’s 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons. This subcollection builds on our existing access to previous productions from the Globe.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection:
Recordings of live screenings of 12 productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, including Hamlet, The Tempest, and King Lear.

Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains:
A 1.5 hour streaming production featuring actor Steven Berkoff’s mediations on and performances of excerpts from Shakespeare’s heroes and villains.

Critical Studies & Performance Practice:
330 academic books from the Methuen Drama and The Arden Shakespeare imprints of Bloomsbury Academic, as well as over 60 actor training videos.

Aurora Metro Books:
Independent publisher with over 120 drama plays, including works from Robin Soans, Manjula Padmanabhan and Germaine Greer, as well as non-fiction books on theatre.

Playwrights Canada Press:
New plays, theatre history, criticism, and biography in Canadian theater, including French plays by Canadian authors in English translation.

Physical Actor Training (PATAZ) Videos:
60 Videos for physical training exercises for actors ranging from specific skills like Grounding and Balance to more abstract concepts like Energy or Craft.

About Drama Online

The UC Berkeley community already has access to much of Drama Online.  Drama Online (Bloomsbury) is an online resource of primary and secondary sources for the study and performance of drama. It contains 1700 playtexts, 350 audio performances, and 150 hours of video. The platform has a web-based e-reader with page and line numbers that correspond to the print edition, download options, full text search, visualization tools including a Words and Speeches Graph and a Character Grid for each play, the ability to view lines for one specific character, genre, period, title, or playwright browsing, and annotation tools.

Content UC Berkeley already has access to:

  • 1,100+ playtexts from Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, and Arden Shakespeare, as well as contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides.
  • Productions from Shakespeare’s Globe On Screen
  • Early modern drama titles staged and filmed specifically for educational use (Doctor Faustus, The Duchess of Malfi, Volpone and School for Scandal).
  • L.A. Theatre Works audio collection
  • Playscripts from theatre publisher Nick Hern
  • BBC Drama Films