Welcome to the Actors Page Research Guide! This guide gives an overview of Acting materials and resources available at the NYU library. Use the tabs to find useful resources for finding articles, background information, and more.
New Shakespeare Resources
View of Shakespeare's Globe set up for a performance of Romeo and Juliet in March 2019.
This collection of documents offers insights into the performance practice in the particular space of the reconstructed Globe Theatre. It details the way in which the theatre was constructed as a place of radical experiment. It documents performances through prompt books, wardrobe notes, programs, publicity material, annual reports, show reports, photographs and architectural plans.
Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library, showcases rare and unique prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library. These prompt books tell the story of Shakespeare’s plays as they were performed in theaters throughout Great Britain, the United States and internationally, between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries.
The Drama Online database contains the full text of plays ranging from Aeschylus to the present day. Includes non-English-language works in translation, scholarly and critical editions, first night program texts, and critical analysis and contextual information. Also includes images from the Victoria and Albert Museum's archive of production photos. Also a large videos of play performances.
Digital Theatre Plus provides access to filmed interviews and insights from playwrights, directors, designers, musicians, actors involved in the playmaking process, prepared workshop materials, Experience the thrill of watching theatre at Shakespeare’s Globe from the comfort of your own home, school, college or university thanks to Globe on Screen. These productions are shown in their entirety giving you the opportunity to enjoy the world famous Globe Theatre and these critically acclaimed performances.scene and character studies, plot summaries and teachable background information.
Provides streaming video access of 400 hours of additional classic and contemporary plays and documentaries, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group