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Infotrek: Performing Arts Links
Infotrek's links to performing arts, cinema, music, and dance
American Theatre Wing
American Theatre Wing has been an integral and influential part of the theatrical community for the better part of seven decades. Adapting its activities for each successive theatrical generation, ATW focuses today on programs and activities which help students, audiences and members of the theatrical community itself to learn more about what makes theatre tick from the people who make it so vital
American Variety Stage
- -bibliographies, playbills, play-scripts, sound recordings and more...
Playbill
News, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre.
Costume Gallery
-- includes a textile reference manual, vintage photographs, history of hairstyles, patterns, online classes, and more.
Costuming Resources
--another good site, with emphasis on research, instructions and techniques, with links to suppliers. Sporadically updated, but still useful for a while yet.
Drama Collection
-- contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism and links to other sites concerned with theatre.
Elizabethan Costuming Page
A central hub for information on all aspects of Tudor and Elizabethan fashion: latest research, free costume patterns, online books, original images of costume and reproductions, and much more.
Golden Age Of British Theatre, 1880-1920
Photographs and biographies of actors from long ago
How to write a Play Review
A step by step tutorial on review writing
Internet Broadway Database
-- search for people, performance, theatre, or character name.
Inter-Play
--from Portland State University, this wonderful service indexes plays in anthologies and collections. Searchable by author or title or both.
Irish Playography
-- a comprehensive catalog of new Irish plays produced since the formation of the National Theatre. It will be presented in three stages: 1975-present (now available); 1950-1974 and 1904-1949 (launch dates to be confirmed). Searchable and browsable.
Kabuki Pathfinder
--definition and resources (best for looking in your own library)
McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
--web resources by broad topic (acting, stagecraft, plays, etc.), as well as a guide to finding primary sources. Links are annotated.
Medieval Drama Links
-- over 200 links with images.
Movie Monologues
by Colin  -  good brief scenes transcribed from movies. Neat!
Musicals 101
--history, 'how to', reviews, photos, and reference concerning this art form.
National Theatre of the Deaf
A touring theater group composed of deaf and hearing actors who entertain audiences worldwide through music, sign language, and the spoken word.
On Broadway
- Broadway and off-Broadway schedules, Tony winners, lyrics from musicals, links to other theater sites.
Playwrights 101
This playwriting tutorial was written by playwright and screenwriter Jonathan Dorf, whose plays have been produced in more than 45 states and on five continents.
Shakespeare--
searchable index of collected works
Shakespeare Photographs
-- high resolution digital photos from 400+ professional Shakespeare production. Great for costume details and visualizing the scene. Searchable by title, keyword and genre.
Speech Accent Archive
--uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers.