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IB Theatre - Director's Notebook: Resources

Background Reading in Theatre

As you start work on your Director's Notebook, it can be helpful to do some background research in the play(s) or topic(s) you're interested in using for your project.  

West Sound Academy Resources

Drama for Students provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.  Remote access requires Library ID password.

Plays are in alphabetical order by title, with leading articles 'a', 'for', and 'the' ignored.  

Click on the links to see Drama for Students titles starting with:

0-9     A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M

           N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V    W    X     Y     Z

Digital Theatre Plus

WSA Literature Databases

Regional Library Resources

Databases at Regional Libraries

Reviews of live performances, theatre news, blogs

New York Times Theater Reviews
What's on Stage - London

Topic-specific websites

General Stagecraft
Lighting
Costumes
Scenery Design

Britannica ImageQuest - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Drama for Students - Titles Starting with Numbers

Drama for Students - Titles Starting with 'M'

Drama for Students - Titles Starting with 'S'

Drama for Students - Titles Starting with 'Z'

Digital Theatre Plus

WSA Literature Databases

Databases at Regional Libraries

Art Source
         Art-related articles and research from over 750 journals covering art, architecture, design, costume, crafts, and more. Includes 63,000+ images.  Available only through Seattle Public Library.

Literature Resource Center
         Critical analyses of literary work and in-depth author biographies from every age and literary discipline.  Available through both Kitsap Regional Library and Seattle Public Library.

New York Times Theater Reviews

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What's on Stage - London

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General Stagecraft

Lighting

Costumes

Scenery Design

         

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