A large selection of links to Elizabethan and Jacobean playscripts located across the web from playwrights Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, Thomas Dekker, Francis Beaumont, and William Rowley.
Theatrical sound design involves interpreting the script to include pre-recorded or original sound effects and pre-recorded or original soundscapes in the production. Effective sound design can establish the time of day or year, create mood, denote location, and provide scene transitions.
Safe and ethical practices are vital to the success of the live theatre industry. All aspects of theatre, from set construction and rigging to make-up and costumes, must be safe for workers and performers during each phase of the production process. Ethical considerations include sustainability, diverse and inclusive casting, and sourcing of products. On this page is a collection of resources on safe and ethical practices in the industry from a number of different theatre venues, companies and institutions across the world.
Here is a selection of links to all of William Shakespeare’s play scripts in PDF with line numbers. Comedies include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night. History plays include Henry VIII and Richard III. Tragedies include Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Macbeth, Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Romances include Cymbeline, Pericles, The Tempest and The Winter’s Tale.
The standard texts of ancient Greek play scripts are all in the public domain. It is only certain modern translations that may have some copyright restrictions. On this page you will find the full text to the plays of the great classical tragedians Aeschylus, Euripides and Sophocles, plus works of the comic playwright Aristophanes.
Links to websites containing glossaries of theatre-specific terms for teachers and students. Here you’ll find definitions for acting terms, technical terms covering stagecraft and production areas, improvisation terms, playwriting terms, and even historical terms for Greek and Roman theatre.