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Theatre Arts

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Theater Arts Websites

Webites for Primary Resources in Theater Arts

  • American Memory
    Provides full text documents, books, images, audio files, and other resources on American history from the Library of Congress.
  • Folger Digital Texts
  • Motley Collection of Theatre and Costume Design
    Housed in the Rare Book and Special Collections Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, this is a rare collection of original materials on the theatre comprising over 5000 items from more than 150 productions in England and the United States. These materials include costume and set designs, sketches, notes, photographs, prop lists, storyboards, and swatches of fabric.
  • Televised Opera and Musical Comedy Database
    Includes 925 records of opera, operetta, and musical comedy telecasts. This database is an on-going research project developed in association with the Indiana University Digital Library Program and retired IU faculty member, Herbert Seltz.
  • Europeana Fashion Portal
    Provides free access to digital fashion and costume collections across Europe. This archive features 700,000-plus objects, including clothing accessories, photographs, posters, illustrations, and videos.
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music Digital Archives
    The BAM archives comprises 70,000 digital objects documenting the history of the performing arts at BAM (including, but not limited to, theater, music, and dance) since 1908. 

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