Resources for Acting

Esther Wilkinson

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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


APAC’s database, UK Theatre Collections, contains records about members’ and others’ performing arts holdings. It is a good place to start searching for materials.


A searchable directory of published plays

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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