Theatre Arts

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  • Alan Cordle

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African American Performance and Theater History

Catalog Searches

theatre history

acting - vocational guidance

stage management

monologues

theatre production

costume

acting

improvisation - acting

stage setting and scenery

movement acting

drama in education

Databases

Websites

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.

Dramatic Publishing
Source for plays, musicals, dramas, comedies, one-acts, duet-scenes, monologues, and other theatre resource materials.

Horton's Monologues
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.

Monologue Archive
Free monologues from public domain plays.

Associations and Organizations

Actors' Equity

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)

International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects, and Technicians

American Society for Theatre Research

International Theatre Institute

Set Decorators Society of America

Theatre Communication Group

 

Digital Collections

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.

Theatre Companies

Artists Repertory Theatre

CoHo Productions

Do Jump!

Imago Theatre

The Public Theatre

Oregon Children's Theatre

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Portland Center Stage

Profile Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Teatro Milagro

Theatre Vertigo

The Wooster Group

Speak the Speech

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.

Listen to the first act of Henry IV, Part Two.

Listen to the second act of Twelfth Night.

Dialects

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

"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.

Great Performances: King Lear

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.

From Swamp to Stage

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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