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Kent State University's Gallery of Costume
Documents various changes in silhouettes, accessories, lingerie, and hairstyles from the 18th to the 20th centuries.
Costume Gallery Research Library
This site provides images from original period publications, including fashion magazine articles, catalogs, books, and period photographs dating from 1804-1923.
Source for plays, musicals, dramas, comedies, one-acts, duet-scenes, monologues, and other theatre resource materials.
Free monologues for students and actors to use in audition.
Internet Broadway Database
A very powerful search engine, similar to the Internet Movie Database, for locating performance-related information on Broadway plays and musicals.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Founded in 1935, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival is one of the oldest and largest professional non-profit theatres in the United States.
Free monologues from public domain plays.
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the New Deal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
An online exhibit of over 13,000 items from the Library of Congress' Federal Theatre Project (FTP) Collection, including stage and costume designs, photographs, posters, and playscripts, as well as selected documents created by the FTP.
Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923
Comprehensive collection of photographs, sheet music, newspaper articles, and sound recordings from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Speak the Speech is a Portland-based non-profit "audio theatre company" dedicated to providing freely available Shakespearean audio performances of online, with local actors taking each of the roles. In addition to audio selections, the site also offers transcribed copies of a small number of texts.
The Mercury Theatre was founded in New York in 1937 by Orson Welles and John Houseman. Soon afterwards, the company migrated to the radio, changed its name to the Mercury Theatre on the Air, and, between 1938 and 1940, produced a string of live dramas, including the famous--or infamous--"War of the Worlds" broadcast of October 30, 1938.
The Mercury Theatre site archives all of the surviving Mercury Theatre of the Air shows made from July 1938 to March 1940.
Listen to the very first broadcast of Dracula, from July 11, 1938.
The International Dialects of English Archives (IDEA) is a great online source for locating and listening to dialect and accent recordings. Choose the continent or region on the right side of the screen, then select the country. The sound files, which can be downloaded and saved to your computer, are about four minutes long, and typically include scripted readings and unscripted speech.
"Greek Drama: From Ritual to Theatre," a streaming video available through the PCC Library catalog, traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes, and includes scenes from Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Medea, and Lysistrata.
Access to this and other streaming video titles is limited to current PCC students, staff, and faculty.
Originally broadcast as part of PBS's Great Performance series, this gripping film version of Shakespeare's King Lear features Sir Ian McKellan in the title role.
This is the second of 10 short videos documenting the process of bringing Shrek: The Musical to Broadway. Here the focus is on set and lighting design.
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