New content – Theatre and Performance

Here’s a quick update on the content available from Digital Theatre Plus and Routledge Performance Archive


Love’s Labour’s Lost joins As You Like It and Romeo and Juliet in the growing collection for Shakespeare’s Globe.

The New York Times (“Pledge week at that Elizabethan animal house” by Ben Brantley, 11th December 2009) said of this production:

“This London-born production … provides a high-spirited study of that limbo time in life just before adulthood, when many adolescents take up residence in the sanctuaries of so-called higher learning. It’s a time for playing at — rather than being in — love and for thinking that few things are more satisfying than feeling you’re the cleverest kid in the room.”

CrucibleDigital Theatre Plus have also made available the recent Old Vic production of The Crucible starring Richard Armitage.

From the Guardian’s review of the production (“The Crucible review, an engrossing, fiery evening” by Susannah Clapp, Sunday 13th July 2014″):


“The play looks newly acute about religious fundamentalism, and the way a sexual encounter between a young girl and an older man can come back to haunt him. Its eloquence about the unreliability of confessions made under duress also strikes with fresh force.”

IlievRoutledge Performance Archive has been updated and now includes over 100 hours of resources for theatre and performance students and researchers.

The latest update includes 13 new video pieces by Alexander Iliev, one of the most celebrated mime artists in the world. He has professorial expertise in Tibetan and Nepalese Buddhism, dervish Mevlyaana dance, Balinese wayang kulit and topeng, Royal Nepalese dhime nrittya dance, Tibetan Cham mystery, _kathakali_ dance,
traditional theatre of Kampuchea and Thailand (_lakhon_), traditional Chinese theatre and opera, traditional Vietnamese_ thuong nam_ theatre, Brechtian theatre, martial arts of all kinds, and over forty years of experience as a professional pantomime.

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