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Theatre Resources on the Web


Accents / Dialects

American English Dialect Recordings
Speech Accent Archive
Survey of English Dialects


American Theatre Wing - Theatre References - Theatre Awards
Tony Awards Online
The Village Voice OBIE Awards


Bissonnette on Costume: A visual Dictionary of Fashion
Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
Costume Gallery
Couturière Parisienne
Elizabethan Costume Page
Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras, Trends Victorians - Haute Couture
Gentleman's Page
Godey's Lady's Book Online
History of Costume by Braun & Scheider
Metropolitan Museum of Art - Works of Art: The Costume Institute
AllSewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume 
Books from 1907-1940 include the history of clothing, styles, of dress, and design and construction.
Motley Collection of Theatre & Costume Design
NYPL Picture Collection Online
OSU Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art 
Has had several fashion exhibits.
Screen Search Fashion 
Fashions from the 20's and 30's from films.
Stage Costume, the Victoria and Albert Museum
Textiles & Apparel: Cornell Costume Collection
University of Virginia Collection of Historic Dress 
Costumes from the twenties through the fifties
Vintage Couture from the Henry Ford Museum


McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
UW Libraries - Drama :: Theatre Websites
WWW-VL-Theatre and Drama


American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
CESAR - Calendrier Electronique des Spectacles sous l'Ancien Régime 
French Theatre
Federal Theatre Project Collection
Internet Broadway Database 
"IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today."
Lortel Archives: The Internet Off-Broadway Database 
Production history for off-Broadway shows.
Performing Arts in America 1875 -1923
Theatre History on the Web


Great Performances 
"GREAT PERFORMANCES presents a diverse programming portfolio of classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries."
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
From the National Theatre, London.

News and Reviews

Broadway League
New York Times Theatre Reviews


Baker's Plays
Dramatists Play Service
Iowa State University Play Concordances
Lortel Archives--The Internet Off-Broadway Database
Samuel French, Inc. The House of Plays & Musical Plays for Over 175 Years
Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online


eOneill.com: An Electronic Eugene O'Neill Archive
Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

Set Design

Joseph Urban Stage Design Models & Documents
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Photographic History
Mordecai (Max) Gorelik Papers 
Over 800 scene designs by Broadway designer Mordecai Gorelik. The collection and additional papers are housed at the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Scenery Collections Database


Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Illustrated Shakespeare Collection
Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare Staging
Introduction to Shakey's Place 3D...
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century
Shakespeare's Plays and Poems

Ken Orenic, Reference Librarian

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