Drama & Theatre Resources

  • Justin's Drama and Theatre Links

     Justin’s Theatre Links is an online directory to thousands of resources for anyone who loves the theatre, from students and teachers to industry professionals and community groups. Here you’ll find annotated links to some of the best theatre sites on the web

  • McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies

  • Performing Arts Encyclopedia

  • Stagecraft / Technical Theatre

     This IPL pathfinder is for people interested in the backstage aspects of theatre. Topics include building sets, designing scenery, lighting a show, doing make-up, building costumes, and affecting the mood of a scene through music. Both print and Internet

  • Theatrehistory.com - Grades 9 to 12

    If you teach theatre, acting, or history, this site is a smorgasbord of information. The home page features "today in theatre history" and a featured topic. The index of topics shows origins of theatre, ancient and medieval theatre, and then theatre by country (American, Irish, Russian, French, etc.). Clicking on one of those takes you to a page with category choices-- Plays and Playwrights, or Actors-- and a list of links to specific articles that are academic, but interesting and very readable.

    One of the nicest features on the site is the "Script Archive," which gives access to full-length plays, one-act plays, 10-minute plays, and monologues. This is a fabulous source for theatre and speech teachers alike.

    Be aware: this is a commercial site, so there are links to purchase books, but it is more subtle than most sites, and all the links are freely given without a need to register. There are also advertisements, preview for appropriateness before sharing with your class, as these ads change without notice.

  • Theatre Resources from Artslynx

  • Utah Shakespearean Festival: Educational Resources

     This site features synopses, lists of characters, themes, and commentary about Shakespeare and many of his plays as well as about other renowned playwrights and their work. Includes playacting activities for K-12 students.