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Bloomsbury Publishing’s Academic & Professional division specializes in the humanities, social sciences and visual arts. In addition to several thousand eBooks, Bloomsbury publishes a rapidly-increasing range of innovative digital platforms including Drama Online, Berg Fashion Library, Churchill Archive, Bloomsbury Collections and the forthcoming Fashion Photography Archive.

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BBC Drama Films

BBC Drama Films collection features stunning film adaptations of classic and contemporary plays from Sophocles and Shakespeare, to Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Bernard Shaw and contemporary writers, Michael Frayn and Joe Penhall.

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Berg Fashion Library

The Berg Fashion Library is a unique online portal which offers fully cross-searchable access to an expanding range of Berg content collections -- including the full text of the Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. Written by an international team of renowned scholars, the encyclopedia and Berg Fashion Library serve as a source for all issues relating to the art and anthropology of costume, dress, and fashion.

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Bloomsbury Architecture Library

Bloomsbury Architecture Library is a leading digital resource for the study of architecture, urbanism, and interior design. Its dynamic digital platform offers access to wide-ranging collections of text and image content, from architectural history to cutting-edge design guidance.
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Bloomsbury Popular Music

From acid house to zydeco, from Acapulco to Zanzibar, Bloomsbury Popular Music provides unrivalled scholarly coverage of modern popular music worldwide, from the early 20th century to the present day.

With its fast-expanding range of exclusive content, Bloomsbury Popular Music is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers in disciplines from music, ethnomusicology and the performing arts to media and communication, cultural studies, anthropology and sociology.

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Critical Studies & Performance Practice

This scholarly collection brings together over 400 research monographs, critical studies and practitioner texts, and reference works, as well as 60 dynamic physical acting training videos. The collection provides users with invaluable critical, contextual and pedagogic content to enhance their study of theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies. Titles are grouped under “Context and Criticism” or “Theatre Craft” and can be discovered by browsing these categories or by searching by title, subject, period or theme.

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Design Library

Bloomsbury Design Library provides cutting-edge scholarly coverage of design and crafts world-wide, from 1500 BCE to the present day. It offers an expanding range of authoritative reference and book content, alongside a rich selection of museum object images, which are fully searchable and underpinned by an intuitive taxonomy for seamless navigation. 

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Drama Online Core Collection

Originally created by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Faber and Faber, the resource Core Collection currently includes over 1,500 playtexts from Methuen Drama, The Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber. The platform also includes 700 images from the Victoria and Albert Museum and American Shakespeare Centre.

From the works of Aeschylus in 5th Century BC to the present day, Drama Online provides unique access to the finest drama literature. Titles include the most highly regarded scholarly editions of Shakespeare— The Arden Shakespeare Series—as well as works from Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, Oscar Wilde, Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, David Mamet and Katori Hall. The collection is continually updated with the very latest writing from new and established writers.

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Maxine Peake as Hamlet

Hamlet is Shakespeare’s most iconic work and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Hamlet, consumed by despair, struggles to exact revenge for his father’s murder, with devastating consequences. This stripped-back, fast-paced version with moments of humour is a captivating production that rebalances gender casting. Peake’s Hamlet is a female character who takes on a male mantle, a fierce and textured Hamlet who imbues the role with anger, indignation and purpose. There is further gender-blind casting with a female Polonius (Polonia), Rosencrantz and female gravediggers.

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National Theatre Collection

Drawing on 10 years of NT Live broadcasts, alongside high-quality archive recordings never previously seen outside of the NT’s Archive, the National Theatre Collection 1 contains 30 filmed performances.

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Nick Hern Books Modern Plays

This collection contains over 625 titles from specialist theatre publisher Nick Hern Books. Since its founding in 1988, Nick Hern Books has cultivated a list of plays that includes work by many of the UK and Ireland’s pre-eminent playwrights, as well as some of the most exciting emerging writers. The company has established an enviable list of plays by some of the foremost playwrights of our times, including Howard Brenton, Jez Butterworth, Caryl Churchill, David Edgar, Liz Lochhead, Conor McPherson, Rona Munro, Enda Walsh and Nicholas Wright. More recent additions to the list include plays by Mike Bartlett, Alecky Blythe, Alexi Kaye Campbell, Vivienne Franzmann, debbie tucker green, Ella Hickson, Lucy Kirkwood, Bruce Norris, Nina Raine, Jack Thorne and Tom Wells.

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Patsy Rodenburg Acting Masterclass: Shakespeare in the Present

Filmed on the stages of Michael Howard Studios in New York and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, Shakespeare in the Present brings you hours of private coaching with acclaimed master acting teaching Patsy Rodenburg’s and her unique approach to voice and acting.

This six-hour masterclass allows you to explore Patsy's highly sought-after techniques and exercises in Movement, Speech, Body and Vocal Warmup. In addition, Patsy works one-on-one with actors performing speeches from HamletRomeo and JulietMacbethKing Lear, and many more. Watch Patsy's techniques come to life through her work with actors at all levels including renowned actors Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth).

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RSC Live Collection

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre at its best, made in Stratford-upon-Avon and shared around the world. The RSC Live Collection contains 17 films of live productions from 2013-2017 including the cutting-edge 2016-17 production of The Tempest starring Simon Russell-Beale. It also offers 9 films from 2018-19 including Twelfth Night starring comedy icon Adrian Edmondson. We will continue to add new RSC productions as they are filmed, as the RSC works through Shakespeare’s canon. Each year, the RSC produces an inspirational artistic programme each year, setting Shakespeare in context, alongside the work of his contemporaries and today’s writers.

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Screen Studies

Screen Studies is a dynamic new resource for libraries, educators, students and researchers. Building on the success of the award-winning Drama Online library, Screen Studies utilizes similar functionality to deliver a broad range of content for film and media studies programs. Starting with an initial collection of nearly 270 screenplays and eBooks and updated annually, Screen Studies includes content to suit entire course needs with screenplays by leading screenwriters and award-winning directors; cult and classic films and critical and contextual writing on film history, theory and practice, from the beginnings of cinema to the present day. It also includes practical instruction on screenwriting, TV, animation and filmmaking technique.

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Shakespeare's Globe on Screen (2008-2015)

This collection features 21 films recorded live on the Globe stage from leading actors including Mark Rylance, Stephen Fry, and Roger Allam’s Olivier Award-winning role as Falstaff in Henry IV. Founded by the pioneering American actor and director Sam Wanamaker, Shakespeare's Globe is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the theatre for which he wrote. Since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare’s Globe has become one of the most popular visitor destinations in the UK, at the heart of the regeneration of London’s Bankside. Shakespeare’s Globe is a UK registered charity and operates without annual government funding.

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Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018)

Shakespeare's Globe on Screen 2 (2016-2018) includes 9 landmark productions from the theatre’s most recent seasons, including two productions from Emma Rice’s tenure as Artistic Director and the first production from the indoor Jacobean theatre, the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. These films showcase the Globe’s two unique playing spaces on Bankside and how different artists respond to them. Each performance transports viewers directly into the standing yard of the world famous Globe or the magical candlelit interior of the captivating new Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

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Shakespeare's Heroes and Villains

In a compelling 90-minute film, theatre-practitioner Steven Berkoff brings a host of Shakespeare’s most famous characters vividly to life. Known to many for the villains he has played in mainstream films, Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo, and The Krays, Berkoff lists complex characters from page to stage in a vividly direct and compelling approach.

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Stage on Screen

Stage on Screen produces high quality recordings of classic plays for students and theatre enthusiasts everywhere. They professionally stage classic plays at London's historic Greenwich Theatre. The plays are filmed in front of a live audience to capture the atmosphere and tension of live theatre. The plays are directed, designed and performed by talented and experienced theatre professionals with lists of credits from major companies such as The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe and the RSC, and from the worlds of film and television. Highly regarded by teachers and students, Stage on Screen accompany their productions with cast and crew interviews, images, costume and set designs.

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Stratford Festival Shakespeare Collection

Located in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, the Stratford Festival is the largest classical repertory theatre company in North America. Each season, they present a dozen or more productions in different venues. This collection launched with 10 filmed performances, with a further 4 to follow.

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The Classic Spring Oscar Wilde Collection

The Oscar Wilde Season at the Vaudeville in October 2018 was the first offering from Classic Spring, Dominic Dromgoole’s theatre company, founded as he left Shakespeare's Globe. The season revolved around Wilde’s four great Victorian plays, which shocked and redefined British theatre when first performed, and still resonate today.

This collection offers live performances of four classic plays by Oscar Wilde with star-studded casts from London's West End.

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The Donmar Shakespeare Trilogy on Screen Collection

Harriet Walter leads an all-female cast in these three productions of Julius CaesarHenry IV and The Tempest, all set in a women's prison.

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd’s production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar depicted the catastrophic consequences of a political leader's extension of powers beyond the remit of the constitution. With a cast drawn partly from ex-offenders, it stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and posed the question ‘Who owns Shakespeare?’.

Two years later, Walter and Lloyd were reunited in Shakespeare’s monumental history play, Henry IV. This performance travels to the heart of family, duty and country, asking ‘What makes a king? What makes a father?’ The Tempest completed this all-female trilogy in 2016 with its tale of the eternal struggle for freedom, morality and justice.

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The Hollow Crown

The Hollow Crown brings together Shakespeare’s history plays featuring a star-studded cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, Ben Whishaw, Jeremy Irons, Judi Dench, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hiddleston. These films are woven with the finest of Shakespeare's poetry and are filmed in the architecture and landscape of the period. The collection adds to Drama Online's rich Shakespeare content, allowing the plays to be viewed and studied alongside the The Arden Shakespeare playtexts in the core play collection.

The Series was a critical success which garnered many awards: Ben Whishaw and Simon Russell Beale won British Academy Television Awards for Leading actor and Supporting actor and Jeremy Irons was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. The first episode, Richard II, was nominated for the Best Single Drama at the BAFTAs.

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