ProQuest Alexander Street Theatre Performance and Design Collection

Vendor: ProQuest

Theatre in Video contains more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries, online in streaming video—more than 500 hours in all.

These definitive performances, by leading actors and directors, have been painstakingly licensed from a wide range of copyright holders. They are now delivered to you over the Internet, in a revolutionary new format developed specifically for drama.

For the first time, students, instructors, and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in their papers and course reserves. Class assignments and published papers will take on a whole new dimension.

When using Theatre in Video together with Alexander Street ’s North American Theatre Online, users will have a single place to find the full text of a play, the history of its performance, the production background, reference materials and ephemera, and now the complete performance itself.

While the texts of plays can serve as lasting documents, the productions are ephemeral; a live performance is gone when the curtain falls. And yet the collaborative elements of theatre in performance – the work of the actors, directors, and designers – have tremendous scholarly and educational value long after a production closes. Now, with Theatre in Video, students and researchers will be able to revisit great performances again and again, and these landmark events can become a permanent part of the curriculum.

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