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Until March 2nd VAA community has temporary access to the theatre and drama database Drama Online, created by independent publisher Bloomsbury Publishing in collaboration with partners from Great Britain, Canada, and the USA. Main contributors: theatres (American Shakespeare Centre; Donmar WarehouseL.A. Theatre WorksShakespeare's GlobeThe National Theatre); publishers (Aurora Metro BooksNick Hern BooksPlaywrights Canada Press); museum (Victoria and Albert Museum). 

Audiovisual database Drama Online has access to playtexts and audio recordings; theatre plays video and audio recordings, pictures; academic books. Currently, the database has access to 5500 items (title list to download).

Database video presentation.

Interesting collections:

BBC Drama Films and Documentaries 

National Theatre (British)

Shakespeare Video Collection

Stage on Screen (Greenwich Theatre)

Theatre Making and Performance Training Video Collection

You might also be interested in:

Contemporary Scenography: Practices and Aesthetics in German Theatre, Arts and Design

Costumes for the Stage: a Complete Handbook for Every Kind of Play

Introduction to the Art of Stage Management: A Practical Guide to Working in the Theatre and Beyond

Performing Architectures: Projects, Practices, Pedagogies

The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography

The Model as Performance: Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture

Access methods:

1. Free access from VAA computers:
2. From a personal computer use EZproxy.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us by e-mail at

Don't forget to check our list of subscribed databasesdatabases in trial, and open access links.