Following a successful trial earlier this year we are now subscribing to Digital Theatre Plus which is a database primarily for students and staff of our Performing Arts and Film courses. However I know many other members of staff who will be interested in using this resource. You can automatically log in whilst on campus but you’ll need a special login if you are working from home; details are on our off-campus password page. Digital Theatre Plus showcases the best of theatre, music, opera, and dance from leading industry talent and internationally renowned production houses.
Academic staff can use recordings of theatre productions and interviews as part of their teaching and there are opportunities to learn about interpretation through detailed analysis of play texts. See the latest interview with actor Simon Scardifield on how he became an actor and his thoughts on playing female roles. He is currently playing Kate in an all-male cast of Kiss Me Kate. See also an interesting article about William Shakespeare. There are also a number of study guides written by experts covering theatre productions such as: Death of a Salesman, The Crucible and Into the Woods. And there are two teacher kits concentrating on Henrik Ibsen and Arthur Miller. You can view specially curated collections such as the Royal Opera House, English National Ballet and Shakespeare’s Globe. There are also links to other creative partners including two of my favourites; the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre where I was lucky enough to see Roy Hudd’s hilarious rendition of Bottom:
Copyright www.tvplayvideos.com and the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC). Enjoy!