British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance
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British Literary Manuscripts Online: Medieval and Renaissance

Penn Libraries recently subscribed to a second module within the popular British Literary Manuscripts Online database: Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts. The new module adds facsimiles from 1120 to 1660, supplementing the existing collection of manuscripts dated 1600-1900. The collection draws from the Cotton Collection at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the National Art Library at the … Continue reading

Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage
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Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage

The Penn Libraries recently added a new database to its collections: Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society and the Stage. Eighteenth Century Drama contains scans of plays from the John Larpent Collection, housed by the Huntington Library. The Licensing Act of 1737 required theatre managers to submit all plays for government inspection prior to staging in Britain. … Continue reading

Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library
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Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library

The Penn Libraries recently added Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library to our subscriptions of digital primary collections. Prompt books are designed for individuals within a theatrical production, including actors, directors, and stage managers. Alterations to the source text, marginal annotations, and inserted cues all help contemporary readers to learn the … Continue reading

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Theatre in Video I and II added to collection

The Penn Libraries has just subscribed to Theatre in Video I and Theatre in Video II, streaming video collections from Alexander Street Press. Theatre in Video showcases filmed performances of classic and contemporary productions from around the world. Most of the performances were filmed from the stage for an intended television audience (PBS, BBC, etc.) between … Continue reading

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British Literary Manuscripts Online

British Literary Manuscripts Online provides access to facsimile images of letters, diaries, plays, poems, novels, and other literary works from 1600-1900. The collection includes major and minor authors from England, Ireland, Scotland, and even some French, Dutch, German, Roman and American contributors. Significantly represented authors include: Jane Wilde Sir Walter Scott Horace Walpole Lord Byron … Continue reading

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Digital Theatre Plus

Digital Theatre Plus is a collection of films of British theatre productions. It contains full-length films of productions of Shakespeare, modern dramas, and musicals, as well as behind-the-scenes insights. Accompanying study guides support understanding of plot, characters, language and provide historical context and biographical information about the authors. After entering Digital Theatre Plus, click on Productions at the top to … Continue reading