Trial: Shakespeare Trilogy, Oscar Wilde Collection, & More in 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 from September 30th, 2019 to October 30, 2019. If the subcollections are of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have. Please note that these collections on trial can be accessed only from on campus.

The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy on Screen:

The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy is composed videos of an all-women production of Julius Caesar led by Dame Harriet Walter, Henry IV in 2014, and The Tempest in 2016, all featuring a diverse company of women.

The Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Collection:

Live performances of four classic plays by Oscar Wilde with star-studded casts from London’s West End, including The Importance of Being Earnest and An Ideal Husband.

National Theatre Collection:

National Theatre Live broadcasts and never previously seen outside of the NT’s Archive including comedies such as She Stoops to ConquerOne Man, Two Guvnors, and London Assurance, 20th century classics such as Yerma and Les Blancs, literary adaptations such as Frankenstein, Greek classics such as Medea, and modern stagings of Shakespeare such as Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Live Collection (Part 2):

Recordings of live screenings of 8 productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, such as Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet, and Troilus & Cressida. (UC Berkeley already has access to Part 1 of this subcollection.)

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
  • Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen (2016-2018)
  • Shakespeare’s Heroes & Villains
  • Critical Studies & Performance Practice
  • Aurora Metro Books
  • Playwrights Canada Press