Drama Online: NEW: Nick Hern Books, LA Theatre Works, Shakespeare’s Globe, Stage on Screen, Hamlet, Patsy Rodenburg
TCD Library has held a subscription for several years to the database: Drama Online.
Drama Online features theatre lists from leading publishers plus production photos from the Victoria and Albert Museum and is an excellent and expanding collection.
In addition to that collection, we have now purchased six new, valuable and individual resources on the Drama Online platform, adding significant video, audio and full text material to the resources already available.
The NEW Drama Online resources are:
NHB Modern Plays (Nick Hern Books): 400 play scripts, screenplays and theatre books, featuring works from Conor McPherson, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright.
L.A. Theatre Works: 350+ streamed AUDIO plays, from LATW, an American audio (radio) theatre company. Readings from literary classics, modern works by American playwrights, Pulitzer Prize-winning titles and contemporary works. The collection also includes original LATW docudramas.
Shakespeare’s Globe on Screen Film Collection (Globe on Screen): VIDEO recordings of 21 of the Shakespeare’s Globe’s stage productions.
Stage on Screen: Four VIDEO plays from London’s Greenwich Theatre: The Duchess of Malfi (Webster), Doctor Faustus (Marlowe), School for Scandal (Sheridan) and Volpone (Jonson). Includes interviews, costume designs, productions stills, and background on the play and production.
Hamlet the Film: 1 VIDEO: Hamlet by William Shakespeare, adapted by Michael Grandage (Genesius Pictures). Maxine Peake’s Hamlet is a female character who takes on a male mantle.
Rodenburg [Shakespeare in the present]: VIDEO: an acting master class with Patsy Rodenburg, (Head of Voice, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London) is recognized as one of the world’s leading voice teachers as well as a renowned authority on Shakespeare.
More details and a link to each resource can be found on the New Resources section of our Library’s Databases and E-Books page. Each resource is also listed on the Library’s Databases and E-Books A-Z or can be accessed directly on the Drama Online site.
Drama Online’s full content list with links for each collection and a list downloadable plays.
Summer is a time when our subscription e-resource providers often choose to launch new platforms and unveil improved, expanded offerings. One of these, this summer, is Britannica Academic, the direct descendant of Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Have a look at Britannica Academic, or at any of the Library’s subscription e-resources, by visiting our Databases and E-Books page on the Library’s web site.
The Library provides access to its subscription databases, both on and off campus, to TCD-affiliated readers, but remember that you must access these resources via the Library site to be recognised as being ‘TCD-affiliated’.
The Library of Trinity College Dublin has recently purchased access to 51 titles from the Autrement Mêmes collection, published by L’Harmattan, Paris.
Above is one title from the collection directed by Professor Roger Little (Fellow Emeritus (French), TCD). The Library has purchased access to 51 titles, out of a total of 122, to date.
According to Professor Little, the texts in the collection ‘are difficult to find, often available only in specialised libraries, sometimes indeed extremely rare […] all genres and all relevant periods are covered, mainly prose texts, however, from the 18th century to the latter part of French colonialism’.
Each title can be found catalogued individually in the Trinity Library system, Stella, and all 51 titles can be seen together on the database Autrement Mêmes.
For a full list of TCD Library’s databases of journals and E-Books, current, new, and on trial, use the Databases and E-Books link on the Library homepage, found under the Stella search box.
French language E-Books and E-Journals available online. Trial period: 15 February 2016 – 14 April 2016.
TCD Library has arranged a two-month trial of Cairn’sE-Books and E-Journals.
Cairn, the French equivalent of Project Muse, is an online collection of publications in the French language, in the area of humanities and social sciences. Created in 2005 by four Belgian and French academic publishers, Cairn is now providing selected resources from 130 publishing houses.
During the trial we have access to more than 400 journals and 4,000 books of which, there are 2,200 research books (monographs, proceedings, other collective works) from French and Belgian publishers (Autrement, De Boeck, La Découverte, éres, éditions Mardaga, PUF, ENS, La Documentation française, Presses de Sciences Po and Quae).
The site has both French and English interfaces. It is available on and off campus during the trial.
This resource can also be accessed from the Trial Databases tab of the Library’s Databases and E-Books page.