Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection: Streaming Performances
The Library has a trial to Stratford Festival Shakespeare, a new video subcollection that would supplement our existing subscription to Drama Online. The trial will run until December 3rd. If the subcollection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have.
This collection includes 10 feature-length films from the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is the largest classical repertory theatre company in North America.
- Antony and Cleopatra
- King John
- King Lear
- Love’s Labour’s Lost
- The Adventures of Pericles
- Romeo and Juliet
- The Taming of the Shrew
- Timon of Athens
Coming in Spring 2021:
- The Tempest
Coming in Spring 2022:
- Merry Wives of Windsor
Study Guides for each film are also available for free and can be found on a dedicated learning resources page for the collection.
About Drama Online
The UC Berkeley community already has access to great material through 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.
You can find:
- 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
- The National Theatre (London) Collection
- The Royal Shakespeare Company streaming video
- The Classic Oscar Wilde Collection
- L.A. Theatre Works audio collection
- Playscripts from theatre publisher Nick Hern
- BBC Drama Films
- Critical Studies & Performance Practice
- Aurora Metro Books
- Playwrights Canada Press