1,200 plays, almost a quarter previously unpublished, have been carefully selected by well known experts such as James V. Hatch to create this landmark collection. The collection includes the complete works of leading playwrights such as Amiri Baraka and Ed Bullins. Fielded, searchable performance and cast information, materials by Black writers from Africa, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom, in addition to African Americans are included. (Updated one or two times a year)
Online access to a wide range of primary source materials from the 19th century. Collections currently available are 1) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, 2) British Politics and Society, 3) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, and 4) the Corvey Collection of European Literature, 1790-1840.
Oral History Online, published by Alexander Street, is the most comprehensive online index of oral history collections in English, with access to full text, audio, video, or bibliographic citations for more than 2,000 English oral history collections from all over the world. The narratives cover thousands of subjects from the late 19th Century to present, including civil rights and race relations, labor history, African American history, women's history, immigration studies, political history, American Indian history, regional history, and more. Oral History Online provides keyword searching of more than 129,000 pages of full-text by some 4,300 individuals, as well as pointers to some 1,400 audio and video files and over 10,000 bibliographic records. Additional indexing also permits searching by narrators' age, race, occupation, birth and death dates; by interview subject and place; by repository information; and many other search criteria.
The TLS Historical Archive is the improved and expanded new edition of the TLS Centenary Archive. The new edition enables users to full-text search every page of every issue of the TLS from 1902 to 2008, discovering a wealth of material in 300,000 book reviews, film reviews, play reviews and more. With this complete online facsimile edition, users will also be offered:
--A dynamic new user interface reflecting latest web 2.0 technology
--Improved online version of the published index
--Schedule of annual updates
--Full text searching - not available in the TLS Centenary Archive
The current edition of Twentieth Century North American Drama contains the full text of 319 plays by 53 playwrights. Each play is itself richly indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. Some 25 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The structure of this database is unique; it has been built around the core elements of drama - not just the authors, but the performers, the productions, the companies, the theaters as well as the plays themselves. The database indexes information on related productions, theaters, and production companies, as well as selected playbills, production photographs and other related ephemera. This database allows users to examine and understand North American Theatre of the past century in ways that have never been possible before.