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