Theatre

Subject Librarian
email Gerald Burke

emailgburke@albany.edu
phone(518) 442-3592
location_onUniversity Library: LI-305

Key Databases

MLA International Bibliography

Produced by the Modern Language Association and consists of bibliographic records pertaining to literature, language, linguistics, and folklore. It draws on scholarly research in over 5,000 journals and series, also covering relevant monographs, working papers, proceedings, bibliographies, and other formats. Contains more than 2.5 million citations to published scholarly literature. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1886+
Updated:
Quarterly
Fulltext:
Selective
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Theatre in Video

Vol. II contains 400 hours of new, international, and contemporary performances; ; ground-breaking documentaries; and critical instructional series. Covers classical playwrights to new, contemporary writers. Includes Volumes 1 & 2.

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Coverage:
20th century - present
Updated:
infrequently
Fulltext:
N/A
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection

Hundreds of important dramatic works in streaming audio from the curated archive of the nation's premiere radio theatre companies. The plays are significant dramatic works of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries and are performed by leading actors from around the world, recorded specifically for online listening.

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Coverage:
19th - 21st centuries
Updated:
no updates: static archives
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
North American Women's Drama

Full-texts of 1,500 plays written by American and Canadian women; it covers from colonial times to the present. Includes selected playbills, production photographs, and biographical data.

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Coverage:
colonial times to present
Updated:
no updates: static archives
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
WorldCat Classic

Collection of all the FirstSearch databases subscribed to by the University Libraries including ArticleFirst, PapersFirst, ProceedingsFirst, World Almanac, WorldCat, and some subject databases.

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Coverage:
Varies
Updated:
Varies
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users

Other Databases

Academic Search Complete

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: EBSCO Academic Search Complete

Scholarly, multidisciplinary database. Includes more than 7,000 full-text periodicals(6,000+ are peer reviewed) in the social sciences, humanities, and science and technology. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
Many from 1990, some indexed as early as 1887
Updated:
Daily
Fulltext:
Yes, selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Early English Books Online (EEBO)

Contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700 -EEBO contains over 125,000 titles listed in Pollard and Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700), the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661), and the Early English Tract Supplement. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1473-1700
Updated:
Infrequently
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Film & Television Literature Index

Provides indexing and abstracts for hundreds of publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as selected full text. In addition, it includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive. Subject coverage includes: cinematography, film & television theory, preservation & restoration, production, reviews, technical aspects, screenwriting, and more.

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Coverage:
1990+
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Selected
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Gale Literature

Alternative/Former Name(s) & Keywords: Gale Literary Sources

Gale Literature provides combined access to Literature Criticism Online (6 multidisciplinary series), Literature Resource Center, and Twayne's Author Series.

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Coverage:
15th century - present
Updated:
Monthly
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Humanities Source

Humanities Source provides full text plus abstracts and bibliographic indexing for the most noted scholarly sources in the humanities. Includes feature articles, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction, book reviews, reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, operas, plays, and much more. Humanities Source is a valuable collection for students, researchers, and educators interested in all aspects of the humanities. Full text for over 1,520 journals. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
1907 - Present
Updated:
continually
Fulltext:
Yes, selected.
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Kanopy

Kanopy is a streaming video service that offers over 26,000 films from over 800 leading producers such as Criterion Collection, New Day Films, The Great Courses, PBS, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber and First Run Features. User guide/tutorial

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Coverage:
N/A
Updated:
Continuously
Fulltext:
No
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Shakespeare Collection

The collection contains a selection of over 200 prompt books (annotated working texts of stage managers and company prompters) from the 17th to 20th centuries, the extensive diaries of Shakespeare enthusiast Gordon Crosse documenting 500 UK performances from 1890 to 1953, the First Folio and Quartos, editions and adaptations of Shakespeare's works from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, more than 80 works Shakespeare is thought to have been familiar with, as well as works composed by Shakespeare's contemporaries.

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Coverage:
1517-1975
Updated:
Static Archive
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
Twayne's Authors Series

In-depth critical introduction to over 600 authors from three print series: United States Authors, English Authors, World Authors. It covers a wide range of chronological and geographical locations.

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Coverage:
Various literary time periods
Updated:
N/A
Fulltext:
Yes
Access limitations:
No limitation on concurrent users
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