Tuesday 7 May 2013

Sources for Courses: Drama Online

Particularly useful for students of Drama and English, Drama Online is a growing collection of plays that includes contextual information and several unique online tools that can assist you with close study.

Alongside a hefty compendium of dramatical works, the website offers expert guidance in the form of scholarly notes, contextual information, and overviews of the main concepts and issues explored. The wide range of dramatical texts on the site are provided by Bloomsbury in partnership with Methuen Drama, Faber and Faber, and Arden Shakespeare.

Some plays are also accompanied by relevant images and production stills, and each play has been made searchable to help you easily find navigate and find specific passages. Each text also includes an easily exportable citation, and is presented in a clear and accessible format that makes reading a pleasure.

The subscription also gives the use of two sophisticated online tools, providing an innovative digital environment that helps you engage with the plays more deeply.

The Character Grid tool, as shown, allows you to see only the lines for a given character.

The Words and Speeches tool shows the amount of words in each Scene

Plays are grouped together in various different ways to help you explore topics and categorize them appropriately.

Drama Online is available through Databases A-Z on Primo

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