Resources for Acting

Esther Wilkinson

Esther Wilkinson email address Telephone number3177

Art history, History, Modern languages, Linguistics, Literature, Film & Theatre Studies, Philosophy, American (U.S.) Studies

Search Tools, Databases and E-Resources

Databases and E-Resources: Acting

Databases and E-Resources: Theses

Databases and E-Resources: Newspaper articles

Useful websites

AHDS Performing Arts

Collects and promotes the use of digital resources to support research and teaching across the field of the performing arts; includes music, film, broadcast arts and dance, in addition to theatre.


Provides a single point of entry for finding and searching performing arts collections in the UK. It is aimed at the research community, plus anyone with an interest in the performing arts.

Internet for English

A "teach yourself" tutorial on Internet information skills for English students


A searchable directory of published plays

Intute Arts and Humanities

A free online service providing access to the best Web resources for education and research, selected and evaluated by a network of subject specialists. This service closed in July 2011 so no new content has been added since then.

Media History Digital Library

US based international project to digitise runs of important periodicals, mainly cinema & film, but broadcasting also covered. 

Palatine (Performing Arts Learning and Teaching Innovation Network)

The website of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music. 

UK Theatre Web

Guide to current professional and amateur performing arts performances in the UK

WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama

Index of theatre and drama resources on the web, including links to online play texts


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