Reference Materials - Theatre and Film
The Art of Ancient Greek Theater
The website for an exhibit that "explores the many ways Greek drama was interpreted by ancient Greek artists, whose works are frequently the only surviving evidence of the performing arts in antiquity. A wide variety of objects — including sculptures, painted vases, and a rare fragmentary papyrus — brings to life the rich history of ancient Greek theater." From the J. Paul Getty Museum. Also listed under Art.
The website of the Fashion Museum, "one of the world's great museum collections of historic and fashionable dress."
Folger Digital Texts
At Folger Digital Texts users can read Shakespeare's plays for free online or as pdfs with explanations of traditional editorial alterations to the plays. Also provides synopses, character information, and searching. From the Folger Shakespeare Library. Also listed under English/Writing and Ebooks.
The Internet Movie Database
Information about past, current, and upcoming movies and tv shows, actors, and others associated with the film industry.
The Kennedy Center: Millennium Stage Broadcast Archive
Free streaming videos of performances from the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center. Also listed under Music.
MIT Global Shakespeares
"The Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field...As the archive grows, you will be able to view and study productions either in an environment focused on one area—Shakespeare Performance in Asia is the first of these—or in the context of world-wide Shakespeare production. The archive is a work in progress and currently includes a catalogue of more than 397 productions, 75 video clips, and online videos of over 30 full productions. This archive is intended to promote cross-cultural understanding and serve as a core resource for students, teachers, and researchers. We invite you to participate in this international research and educational online community." Also listed under English/Writing and Ebooks.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
A "guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. The PAE provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials. Users can find digitized items from the collections; special Web presentations on topics and collections; articles and biographical essays; finding aids to collections; databases for performing arts resources; information on concerts at the Library; and a special Performing Arts Resource Guide which contains entries for hundreds of Library collections, Web sites, databases and exhibits."
Silent Era: The Silent Film Website
Resources and reviews of silent films.
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