Below are a variety of resources where you can access images, art, and streaming videos.
Digital Theatre Plus may be of particular interest as it has high quality, full length, professional performances available for streaming, with new content being added regularly.
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country-and industry-focused reports. Art Project (by Google)
Explore museums from around the world, discover and view hundreds of artworks at incredible zoom levels, and even create and share your own collection of masterpieces. Artstor
Provides access to high-quality digital images deposited by museums, libraries, and archives and a suite of specialized tools to view, present, and manage images. Supports a variety of disciplines beyond the original art and art history focus. Associated Press Images Collection (EBSCO)
Provides access to the Associated Press' photography archive. Includes historical images dating back to the 1800s. Also includes audio, graphics and news. Black Drama, 2nd Edition (Alexander Street Press)
Contains the full text of works by playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries together with detailed information about productions, theaters, production companies, and other ephemera related to the plays. Many of the works are rare, hard-to-find, or out of print. Includes a large number of previously unpublished plays by writers such as Langston Hughes, Derek Walcott, Alice Childress, Amiri Baraka, Zora Neale Hurston, and many others. Coverage goes back to the middle of the 19th century. Digital Theatre Plus
Provides online access to a streaming video collection of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources featuring detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, relationship maps, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play. Fashion Plate Collection
Many of these plates are from some of the leading French, British, American, and other continental fashion journals of the 19th century and early 20th century: Belle assemblée; Le bon ton; Le Follet, courrier des salons; Journal des dames and des modes; Godey's lady's book and magazine, and others. They are primarily hand-colored engravings although some of the plates after 1885 are colored lithographs. A project was undertaken by the Digital Initiatives Program, University Libraries, University of Washington, to digitize and provide online access to selections from this collection. Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
The Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design is a valuable source of documentation on the history of theatre and is housed in The Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Illinois. It is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, storyboards, and swatches of fabric. New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
North American Theatre Online (Alexander Street Press)
Provides full-text access to the complete New York Times
archive except for the most current three years. Use Nexis-Uni
for access to current content.
Presents a comprehensive reference work on North American theater, covering authors, plays, theaters, production companies, and major productions from Colonial times to the present. Includes the full text of major reference works; also contains images of playbills, posters, photographs, and other ephemera. On The Boards
Full-length, high quality contemporary performance films. Portraits of Actors, University of Illinois
Portraits of Actors, 1720-1920, includes almost 3,500 pictures of actors — studio portraits and actors posing in costume for a particular role or performing a scene from a play. Dramatists, theatrical managers, singers and musicians are also included, but the majority are British and American actors who worked between about 1770 and 1893. Among the hundreds of actors included are: Sarah Siddons, Edmund Kean, John Philip Kemble, Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, William Henry West Betty, Charles Mathews, Dorothy Jordan, Frances Abington, and Ada Rehan. The images were digitized from etchings, engravings, lithographs, mezzotints, aquatints, wood engravings, photographs, and photomechanically-reproduced prints, all from the University of Illinois Theatrical Print Collection. The Noh
This site includes photo stories that take you to the center of the Noh stage, reading material that helps you understand everything about Noh, articles that highlight the people who work on front stage or behind the scenes, a list of plays with guiding directories, the stories of Noh masks, and a lot more to come. The Times Digital Archive 1785-2012 (Gale)
Provides a full-text, full-image, fully searchable facsimile of every page of the Times of London from its inception through about five years ago. The Times is the world's oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication. World Painting Index.
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