38 Scripts to Shakespeare’s Remarkable Plays

38 Scripts to Shakespeare’s Remarkable Plays

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.

20 Crazy Melodrama Resources

20 Crazy Melodrama Resources

Melodrama, derived from the Greek “melos” (music) and the French “drame” (drama), was a form of theatrical entertainment popular in Europe and America from the late 1700s to the early 1900s. While melodramatic plots were often romantic depictions of everyday life showcasing heightened emotions (stemming from earlier sentimental dramas), the staging of these was nothing short of spectacular. Characters were usually archetypal figures such as villains, victims and heroes.

Comedy of Humours: A Not So Funny Collection of Resources

Comedy of Humours: A Not So Funny Collection of Resources

Comedy of humours is an historical form of comedy linked to Elizabethan playwright Ben Jonson in such works as Everyman in His Humour (1598) and Everyman out of His Humour (1599). It is based on the premise that the human body consists of four liquids – blood, phlegm, yellow bile, and black bile – all representing a different type of humour (or temperament). This in turn affected character behaviour in the drama.

15 Convenient Websites for Theatre Reviews

15 Convenient Websites for Theatre Reviews

Reviews of professional theatre shows from across the globe sourced from international newspapers such as The New York Times and The Guardian, industry websites like Broadway World and the New York Theatre Guide, theatre portals such as Theatre People and Australian Stage, plus city-based newspapers like The Age and the Wall Street Journal.

Fantastic Magical Realism Resources for the Theatre

Fantastic Magical Realism Resources for the Theatre

Magical realism (sometimes referred to as magic realism) is a term first used in the art world by German critic Franz Roh (1925) and later in literature by Cuban author Alejo Carpentier (1949). Characteristics of the genre typically include the coexistence of the real and the fantastical, the natural and the supernatural, the normal and magical worlds. In magical realism, elements of fantasy are accepted.