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Digital Theatre Plus brings live performance into the classroom, accompanied by a range of educational resources for illustration, explanation, and critical reflection. Includes several theatre resources, including over 200 productions, 18 master classes, 27 documentaries, 260 interviews and 62 practical guides.
The National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Through a collaboration with the U.K.'s National Theatre, this collection offers a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive.
Spanning American history in the 20th Century, this source offers access to more than 2000 primary source materials including selected speeches, letters, legal decisions, government documents, lyrics, advertisements, literary scripts, recipes, scrapbooks, cartoons, and many other types of material. This resource is continued by American Decades: 2000-2009.
The above online collection of Encyclopedias will provide short authoritative summaries on various subjects. I recommend starting your search in GVRL to bit size information from medical, social, and historic perspectives on your topic.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers.
Historic Newspaper Articles
You can use newspapers to find Primary and Secondary sources
Primary = will be an article or review written during the time the time of the play's release or period when the events of play take place (it depends on what you're researching.)
For example: Ragtime musical debuted in 1996 but the play takes place during the turn of the century in the early 1900s. So when you research the time period for the characters it will be America at the turn of the century (1900s) and the Jazz Age. When you research the time period of the play it will be the 1990s.
Secondary= Anniversary articles written years after the play's release or articles anylisysin the events that took place during the time of the play.
if you have questions about the difference between primary and secondary sources I am happy to answer them.
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Provides page images and searchable full text for approximately 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries (1681-1920). Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences and the fine arts: music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. The collection includes over 5 million pages.