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

Trial: Literary Print Culture

The Library has a trial to Literary Print Culture: The Stationers’ Company Archive.

What You’ll Find:

  • A unique archive relating to the history of printing, publishing, and bookselling dating from 1554 to the 21th century.
  • The Entry Book of Copies (1554-1842), used to establish copyright belonging to publishers, booksellers and eventually authors until the introduction of automatic copyright in 1912.
  • The Membership Records (1555-1940), providing valuable biographical information on the printing and publishing community and members of the Stationers’ Company. 
  • The Court Records (1602-1982), an essential source for understanding the workings of the Stationers’ Company and for dating texts or tracing editions.
  • The English Stock documents (1603-1961), which recorded the activities of the successful publishing arm of the Stationers’ Company.
  • The Treasurers’ vouchers (1734-1800) detail English Stock payments for printing, paper and advertising almanacs and other English Stock books.

The trial will run from September 13, 2019 to October 11th, 2019. Please note that these trials are available only from on-campus.

If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have.

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until October 11th, 2019 for the following digital collections from Adam Matthew:


Trial: Shakespeare in Performance

The Library has a trial to Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

What You’ll Find:

  • Over 1,000 prompt books of 34 of Shakespeare’s plays, including editions owned by notable actors and directors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier.
  • Works include David Garrick’s revised 1772 production of Hamlet, Henry Irving’s famous 1879 production of The Merchant of Venice, and Laurence Olivier’s Academy Award-winning cinema release of Hamlet in 1948.
  • Other material related to performance, such as playbills, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, theatrical account books, photographs, sketches, costumes, props, cue sheets, lighting plots, musical scores, and the correspondence and writings of countless Shakespearean actors, directors, and managers through the ages.

The trial will run from September 13, 2019 to October 11th, 2019. Please note that these trials are available only from on-campus.

If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have.

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until October 11th, 2019 for the following digital collections from Adam Matthew:


Trial: Shakespeare’s Globe Archive

The Library has a trial to Shakespeare’s Globe Archive: Theatres, Players & Performance.

What You’ll Find:

  • Documentation of the performance and construction history of the new Globe and the indoor theatre space of the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.
  • The documents of the Globe’s performance archive primarily deal with productions from the opening of the theatre in 1997 to 2016. It includes materials on ‘Original Practice’ productions that attempted to recreate the acting methods and costumes of Shakespeare’s time. It also includes material on performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from 2014-2016.
  • The collection contains information on around 170 different plays, concerts or events and over 400 different productions of these plays.
  • The archive divides into 14 main collections of document types, including Prompt Books, Performance Photographs, Programmes, Annual Reports, and Architectural Material.

The trial will run from September 13, 2019 to October 11th, 2019. Please note that these trials are available only from on-campus.

If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please fill out this form for feedback and any comments you have.

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until October 11th, 2019 for the following digital collections from Adam Matthew:

 


Trial: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War (British government documents)

Secret files from World Wars to Cold War

Now trialling: Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War
Ends: Wednesday 31st October 2018

Provides 144,000 pages of British government secret intelligence and foreign policy files sourced from The National Archives U.K. Content which is only available elsewhere by visiting the National Archives in London.

Contains nine file series which span four major Twentieth-Century conflicts – the Spanish Civil War, the Second World War, the early years of the Cold War and the Korean War. Includes multiple search and filter options and a series of essays written by the resource Editorial Board of academic experts that contextualize the material and highlights key themes.

Please note: The My Archive and the Document and Citation Download functions are not available on this trial edition of Secret Files from World Wars to Cold War. Documents can be viewed using the image viewer function.

Send your feedback to Jennifer Dorner – dorner@berkeley.edu


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 berkeley.edu.

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Trial: Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels (Digital Collection)

Trial: online comic resources

The Library has a trial to the Underground and Independent Comics, Comix, and Graphic Novels digital collection from Alexander Street Press. The trial will run through November 10th, 2018. If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please send your comments and feedback to sreardon@berkeley.edu.

What You’ll Find:

  • Full-text, digitized collection of comics, comix, and graphic novels from the pre-Comics Code era works to modern sequential releases from artists in the US, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, England, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Korea, Japan, and more.
  • Titles like Essex County by Jeff Lemire, From Hell by Alan Moore and Eddie Campbell, 120 Days of Simon by Simon Gardenfors, Gen Manhwa by various artists, Werewolves of Montpellier by Jason, and God of Comics: Osamu Tezuka and the Creation of Post-World War II Manga.
  • Selected works from artists such as Alex Toth, Boody Rogers, Fletcher Hanks, Steve Ditko, Joe Kubert, Bill Everett, Joe Simon, and Jack Kirby
  • Series such as Crime Does Not Pay and Mister Mystery.
  • 25,000 pages of interviews, commentary, theory, and criticism from journals, books, and magazines, including The Comics Journal.
  • The Seduction of the Innocent by Dr. Frederick Wertham and the complete transcripts of the senate subcommittee hearings that led to the Comics Code Authority and, inadvertently, the underground comix movement.

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until November 10th, 2018 for the following digital collections from Alexander Street:

We encourage and appreciate feedback regarding these trial resources. Please email sreardon@berkeley.edu.



Trial: South and Southeast Asian Literature in English (Digital Collection)

South and Southeast Asian Lit

The Library has a trial to the South and Southeast Asian Literature in English digital collection from Alexander Street Press. The trial will run through October 31st, 2018. If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please send your comments and feedback to sreardon@berkeley.edu.

What You’ll Find:

  • Full-text, digitized fiction and poetry written in English by authors from South and Southeast Asia and their Diasporas during the late-colonial and postcolonial eras.
  • Author interviews and manuscript materials.
  • Authors such as Cyril Dabydeen, Ismith Khan, Chitra Fernando, Michael Ondaatje, Romen Basu, Surjeet Kalsey, Romesh Gunesekera, Githa Hariharan, Samuel Dickson Selvon, Gopal Baratham, Alamgir Hashmi, Brian Castro, Husna Azhari, and Zulfikar Ghose.
  • New content on a biweekly basis. The database currently has over 99,890 pages.

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until November 10, 2018 for the following digital collections from Alexander Street:

We encourage and appreciate feedback regarding these trial resources. Please email sreardon@berkeley.edu.



Trial: Caribbean Literature (Digital Collection)

Caribbean lit trial

The Library has a trial to the Caribbean Literature digital collection from Alexander Street Press. The trial will run through October 31st, 2018. If the collection is of interest to you, the Library wants to hear from you! Please send your comments and feedback to sreardon@berkeley.edu.

What You’ll Find:

  • Full-text, digitalized poetry and fiction produced in the Caribbean region, including Barbados, Guyana, Belize, Cuba, Suriname, French Guiana, Haiti, and Jamaica, during the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Interviews, photographs, unpublished manuscripts, and archival materials from archives, rare book libraries, local publishing houses, and authors.
  • Texts in English, Spanish, French, Dutch and local languages and dialects, including Papiamento, French Creole, Jamaican Creole, Belizean Kriol, Singlish, and Sranam Tongo. Dictionaries and major reference materials are also available.
  • Authors such as Kwane Dawes (Ghana-Jamaica), George Lamming (Barbados), V. S. Naipaul (Trinidad), Ismith Khan (Trinidad), Jan Carew (Guyana), Alejo Carpentier (Cuba), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (Cuba), Roger Mais (Jamaica), Derek Walcott (St. Lucia), Edgar Mittelholzer (Guyana), Leon Gontran Damas (French Guiana), René Depestre (Haiti), Edgar Cairo (Suriname), Dionne Brand (Trinidad), Jean Rhys (Dominica), Denis Henriquez (Aruba), E. Kamau Brathwaite (Barbados), and Hugo Pos (Suriname).

The UC Berkeley Library also has temporary trials until November 10, 2018 for the following digital collections from Alexander Street:

We encourage and appreciate feedback regarding these trial resources. Please email sreardon@berkeley.edu.



Trial: 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 September 20th, 2018. The Library wants to hear from you! Please send your comments and feedback to sreardon at berkeley.edu.

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.

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