Theater Resources

Get background information on time periods and concepts in Gale Virtual Reference Library and the Library Catalog.

Learn the meanings of various words in Shakespeare plays or generate “action” verbs from scripts using Oxford English Dictionary.

Search for psychological information for character research using PsychArticles.

Monologues and Plays

Search the library catalog for monolouges

Search the library catalog for plays

Set and Costume Design and Inspiration

Search the library catalog for videos, articles, and books on costume design and set design


Streaming Video Performances

  • Digital Theatre + Database of hundreds or world-class performances of stage productions and poetry readings. Digital Theatre + also contains written analysis of characters and scripts, interviews with directors and performers, and teaching resources
  • Theatre in Video Is a collection of videos of stage plays and dramatizations, as well as interviews with actors, directors, costume and set designers
  • Academic Video Online Hosts the Sony Picture Classics Channel as well as many other film channels
  • Films on Demand subject collections include a Drama and the Theatre which contains performances, criticism, and documentaries about theatre
  • Kanopy Streaming Service Watch plays, documentaries, and indie and classic movies

Austin Theatre Resources