Theatre, drama

commedia dell'arte, theatreTheater, drama by country,
the history of theatre; companies, genres; a guide to websites

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See also: Playwrights  Writers  Literature by country

A

Abbey Theatre, Ireland

Absurdist theatre

Theatre of the Absurd
A reference entry from Tescali.com.

The Theatre of the Absurd
TheatreHistory.com

Theatre of the Absurd
Wikipedia

‘Absurdist’ playwrights

Absurdist Playwrights.

Alfred Jarry

Alfred Jarry

Alred Jarry. Liste des oeuvres.

Eugène Ionesco

Harold Pinter official site.

Samuel Beckett, an archvive.

Samuel Beckett, Wikipedia entry.

Actor and actress directories, casting agents, auditions……

Actors, Actresses. Starseeker
Searchable listing of famous actors and actresses.

Actors and actresses: Celebrity Link

Actors and actresses official web sites: 
Performing Arts and Artists Worldwide.

The Actor Site
Actor’s Index
For actors (18 and over) who work the LA Market.
For parents of young actors who work the LA Market.

American Actors’ Equity

American stage actors; entries in Wikipedia.

British Actors’ Equity

British stage actors; entries in Wikimedia.

Royal National Theatre Company members.

Stage actors; entries from Wikipedia.

Wikipedia entries on actors and acting.

Auditions

Auditions Free
Daily updated list of casting calls and auditions for various projects such as films, student films, theater and plays.

Musical Theatre Audition.com

American theatre

See: US Theater, New York Theater

Ancient theatre

See also: Ancient Greek and Roman theatre, drama, playwrights; a guide to websites.

Ancient theatre web sites.

Wikipedia entry on ancient Greek theatre.

Auditions

Auditions Free
Daily updated list of casting calls and auditions for various projects such as films, student films, theater and plays.

The Stage: Jobs/Auditions (U.K.)

Backstage: Auditions & Casting Calls, Talent Seeking, Advice (U.S.)

Australian theatre

Australian Theatre
The history of Australian theatre online. Articles and an historical database of Australian names associated with the theatre in Australia.

Australian Stage Online
Theatre news, reviews, interviews and what’s on around Australia.

HAT- the History of Australian Theatre on line
Contains articles on Australian theatre history and a 3000 entry historical database of people associated with it.

AussieTheatre.com
News, discussion, reviews and more.

Theatre companies in Australia, a list from Wikipedia.

Melbourne

Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne

Melbourne Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company

Live Theatre in Melbourne
A gateway to live theatre performances in Melbourne, provided by Arts Victoria.

Theatre schools in Australia, a directory.
Art Search

Awards

ODP list of theatre awards.

Tony Awards

B

BBC Radio Drama and Comedy

Bhasabharathi
An Institute of unique vision, a national centre of excellence to preserve, promote and propagate the cultural heritage of Kerala. Bhasabharathi is an Institute organised and undertaken by a group of researchers in the field of theatre and allied performing arts.

Belarus theatre

A Guide to theatre in Belarus.

Belarus Free Theatre webpage.

Belarus Free Theatre, Wikipedia entry.

Berkoff, Stephen. Stephen Berkoff short biography.

British Theatre

Broadway

See also: Musicals

Talkin’ Broadway
On Broadway/off Broadway discussion, history, shows.

Theater Mania
Broadway tickets and discount tickets for Broadway shows.

Broadway.com YouTube Channel

Banraku

Bunraku, Wikipedia entry.

Burlesque

Burlesque As It Was

Burlesque, Wikipedia entry.

Glitzkrieg Burlesque Bombshells

History of Burlesque

British theatre, a guide to websites.

C

Cabaret

Cabaret. CabaretWeb
National Cabaret Archive, Netherlands.

Wikipedia entry on cabaret theatre.

Canadian theatre

Ex Machina – Robert Lepage
Versatile in every form of theatre craft, Robert Lepage is equally talented as a director, scenic artist, playwright, actor and film director. Contemporary history is his source of inspiration, and his modern and unusual work transcends allboundaries.

The Stratford Festival of Canada

Theatre Canada
A unified voice for Canadian live theatre.
300 of the great theatres listed in one place on Theatre Canada.

Theatre Museum Canada
Welcome to Theatre Museum Canada, the only museum devoted to celebrating the performing arts heritage of Canada.

Theatre Museum Canada YouTube channel.
Interviews with actors and directors.

Canadian Stage Company

ArtsAlive.ca|Théâtre Français

National Theatre School of Canada

Playwrights Canada Press

Canadian Theatre Encyclopedia

Wikipedia entry on Canadian theatre.

Carnival, carnivals

Carnivals. Rio de Janiero, Trinidad, London, San Francisco, New Orleans, etc.

La Commedia dell’Arte, Panatone, Harlequin, Pucinella, I Dottori.Carnival of Venice

Pulcinella

Chinese theatre

Chinese theatre, Wikipedia entry.

A list of theatres in China, from Wikipedia.

Chinese Theatre Index
Decoration, costume and symbolic design in Chinese theatre.

Chinese Theatre Circle
Preserving and promoting Chinese Opera, drama, dance, and music.

Chinese Theatre Works
Chinese Theatre Works is a non-profit theatre company whose mission is to preserve and promote the traditional Chinese performing arts.

Beijing People’s Art Theatre

National Centre for the Performing Arts

Shanghai Grand Theatre

Children’s theatre

Birmingham Children’s Theatre, US.

Polka Children’s Theatre, Wimbleton, London.

Children’s Theatre, Cincinatti.

Children’s Theater Company, Minneapolis.

Children’s Theatre Plays
Stageplays for children, young audiences, schools and families.

Polka Children’s Theatre, Britain.

Seattle Children’s Theatre

Circuses

Circus acts / circus performance webring. A family site.

Cirque du Soleil

Circus World Museum. State Historical Society of Wisconsin

Les Arts-Sauts

Cirque Plume

Compagnie des Arts-Sauts

Théâtres Online: Cirque.

International Circus Festival of Budapest

Moscow Circus (Bolshoi Circus)

Ringling Brothers Circus

Russian Art Circus. Nikolaev’s circus family. Cirque du Soleil


Classical Greek and Roman

See also: Classical Greek and Roman drama, playwrights, a guide to websites.

Classical Ancient/Greek theatre/Hellenic theatre
The Perseus Project

Clowns, jesters, fools

Clowns of America. Dedicated to the art of clowning.

The history of the jester; Wikipedia entry.

Collectors Post. Theatre and cinema memorabilia:
photographs, autographs, playbills, ephemera, collectibles.

World Clown Association
The World Clown Association exists to serve the needs of the members of the Association, to serve the needs of local affiliate clown alleys, and to promote the art.

The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary

Commedia dell’Arte

Commedia dell’Arte (Arlechino, Arlequinno, Columbine)
Websites and information page, with discussion.

Wikipedia entry on Commedia dell’Arte

Pierrot

Harlequin

Comedy

Comedy, Wikipedia entry.

Comedy of manners, Wikipedia entry.

Daily Comedy
A social network for comedians and aspiring comedians.

Romantic comedy, Wikipedia entry.

Companies

Theatre companies in the United States. Wikipedia

Theatres in the U.K.

Covent Garden Theatre Museum, V&A theatre collection,London.

D

Demain le Printemps. Association Tomorrow Spring, 
a French-Belarus theatre company, as well as an information, artistic and cultural events centre. Tomorrow Spring was created by actors and directors, French and Belarus, in the Academy of Arts at Minsk.

Directors

Stage directors. 
Wikipedia theatre director name entries.

Donmar Warehouse, London. 
Started under the artistic direction of Sam Mendes in October 1992, the theatre has become a leader in London’s performing arts community.

E

English drama

English Renaissance theatre, Wikipedia entry.

Epic theatre

The International Brecht Society

Brechts Werke, Bibliography

Bertolt Brecht, Wikipedia entry.

Epic Theatre, Wikipedia entry.

Ex Machina – Robert Lepage
Versatile in every form of theatre craft, Robert Lepage is equally talented as a director, scenic artist, playwright, actor and film director. Contemporary history is his source of inspiration, and his modern and unusual work transcends all boundaries.

Experimental theatre

Experimental Theater Wing
The Experimental Theatre Wing is dedicated to initiating students into the artistic process through the medium of theatre.

Ediinburgh Fringe Festival

tgStan, Antwerp, Belgium.

TheatreForum
An international theatre journal.

F

Farce, Wikipedia entry.

Festivals   See: Arts Festivals

Frantic Assembly. London-based physical theatre.

French theatre

Lecoq Theatre/Ecole International de Theatre Jacques Lecoq

Demain le Printemps. Association Tomorrow Spring, 
a French-Belarus theatre company, as well as an information, artistic and cultural events centre. Tomorrow Spring was created by actors and directors, French and Belarus, in the Academy of Arts at Minsk.

Folies Bergere

French theatre, French dramatists, French drama. 
An introductory overview from Discover France.Racine, Corneille, Jean Anouilh, Samuel Beckett, Dumas père, Dumas fils, Jean Genet, Jean Giradoux, Victor Hugo, Eugène Ionesco, Pierre de Marivaux, Molière, Jean Racine, Edmond Rostand.

History of the French theatre.

Les théâtres privés de Paris. 

Paris

La Comédie-Française

Théâtre du Châtelet

Théâtre du Palais-Royal

Théâtre national de Chaillot

Théâtre national de la CollineOdéon

Royal de Luxe Theatre. The Sultan’s Elephant. 
The director Jean Luc Courcoult founded the company in 1979, and they have performed all over the world ever since.

Théâtre de l’Epée de Bois, Paris.

Theatre in France

Théâtre On Line: 
La billetterie, le guide des spectacles.

G

German theatre

Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.

Golden Age of the Theatre, 1880-1920. 
Each page contains the biography and photos of a star of the theatre at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

Greek theatre, ancient Greek theatre

See also: Classical literature, ancient Greek plays, playwrights.

Greek Theater
A site designed to provide a brief introduction to Ancient Greek Theater, and to provide tools for further research.

Greek and Roman Theatre. Perseus Project.

Greek Theatre Index
General Characteristics of the Attic Drama. An overview of ancient Greek theatre and analysis of its defining qualities.

Theatre of ancient Greece, Wikipedia entry.

Ellinto Theatre
Promoting Greek culture worldwide by expanding the temporal, spatial and social boundaries of Hellenic Theatre. The Ellinto Theatre was founded by actor, writer, producer Yannis Simonides and his colleagues in 1979, and ever since it has served Greek and English speaking audiences with acclaimed productions in the USA and internationally. The company has sought to approach the classical, medieval and contemporary Hellenic repertory with discipline, delight and occasional irreverence.


G

Grotowski, Jerzy. Jerzy Grotowski, Wikipedia entry.

H

Haifa University Theatre Resources
Theatre Links, Israeli Theatre, Near Eastern theatre, etc.

The Royal Haymarket Theatre, London.

History of the theatre

I

Images, historical theatre photograph and pictures archives, theatre design archives.

Improvisatory theatre.

Indian theatre

Bhasabharathi
An Institute of unique vision, a national centre of excellence to preserve, promote and propagate the cultural heritage of Kerala. Bhasabharathi is an Institute organised and undertaken by a group of researchers in the field of theatre and allied performing arts.

Clay Sanskrit Library. C

Classical Indian literature, 
with a variety of classical Sanskrit plays.

Indian Theatre Web Index

Prithvi Theatre Festival

Wikipedia entry on theatre in India.

International theatre organizations, directories

International directory of local performing arts webpages,
from Argentina to Vietnam. Theatre Library.org.

International Association of Libraries and Museums of the Performing Arts
Société Internationale des Bibliothèques et des Musées des Arts du Spectacle

ITI (International Theatre Institute)
ITI is an international non-governmental theatre organisation, founded in Prague in 1948.

Israeli theatre

Habima National Theatre

Clipa
A leading Israel visual theater group.

Haifa University Theatre Resources
Theatre Links, Israeli Theatre, Near Eastern theatre, etc.

Italian theatre

Arena di Verona

Commedia dell’Arte (Arlechino, Arlequinno, Columbine)
websites and information page, with discussion.

Compagnia Marionette Grilli Centro Teatro di Figura

Contemporary Italian theatre

Contemporary Italian theatre.
36th International Theatre Festival

Dramma.it. 
La Casa Virtuale della Drammaturgia Contemporaneo

Italian theatre history. 
Theatre History.com

Italian Theatre for Children
Teatro Ragazzi

Italian TheatreWeb Ring
Italian theatre, contemporary Italian theatre. Teatri italiani, autori teatrali italiani.

Teatri Italiani. Archivio del Teatro Italiano su Internet
Search by area and town.

Teatri Online (Theatres Online)
Il portale italiano del teatro e degli spettacoli teatrali.

Teatro La Fenice di Venezia

Teatro delle Muse
Fondazione Teatro delle Muse di Ancona

Teatro.org. Il portale sul teatro italiano. 
Inserisci qui la città, il teatro, il titolo, gli attori o altri dati dello spettacolo che vuoi cercare.

Teatro di Comunale di Bologna

Teatro di Strada Alicante

Torino. Alfa Teatro

 

London theatre

Official London Theatre YouTube Channel

Japanese theatre

Banraku, a history.

Banraku Kyokai Official Site

History of Japanese theatre – costumes, stage.

Ishinha
Official web site of Theatre company Ishinha, an Osaka based theatre company founded in 1970 under the direction of Yukichi Matsumoto.

Japanese Theatre Guide

Japanese Traditional Theatre
Noah, Kabuki, Bankru, Edo Period, etc. From Schauwakecker’s Guide to Japan.

Kabuki
Information and resources on the Kabuki form of traditional Japanesetheatre, from FragranceX.

Kabuki 21
The art, the plays, the great stars of today, the legends of the past, the theaters, the history and traditions of Kabuki.

SPAC. Shizuoka Performing Arts Center

Jewish theatre

Jewish Theatre
A website promoting Jewish theatre and performing arts worldwide.

 

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 

Journals

Journals, theatre magazines and journals online. Backstage. Articles, casting notices.

London Theatre Guide

NYtheatre. New York theatre.

Playbill

Show Business Weekly

Stage Directions

TheatreForum
An international theatre journal.

Theater Pro

K

Kabuki

Kabuki. Japan Guide

Kabuki. Artelino article.

Kabuki 21
The art, the plays, the great stars of today, the legends of the past, the theaters, the history and traditions of Kabuki.

Kabuki
Information and resources on the Kabuki form of traditional Japanese theatre, from FragranceX.

Kabuki, Wikipedia entry.

L

Lee Strasberg and The Theatre Group. Method acting.

The Lee Stasberg Theater Institute

London theatre, a guide.


M

The Magdalena Project
An international network ofwomen in contemporary theatre. This web site provides a virtual meeting place for those involved and a source of information about current activities. With members in all continents, they organise festivals and workshop, provide networking and information sharing opportunities, and publish reports and newsletters. Photo gallery, archives, people.

Max Reinhardt Archives

Medieval theatre

Medieval and Renaissance theatre. 
Luminarium

Early Drama, Art, and Music Project
A Research Project at the Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University

Medieval theatre, Wikipedia entry.

Mime

Mime links and mime information. 
Mime schools, mime history, mime websites from The World of Mime.

Wikipedia entry on the mime artist.

Marcel Marceau, Wikipedia entry.

Monologues

Monologues. 
The Monologue Archive

Moscow Art Theatre

Musicals

Musicals, Music Theatre, a guide to websites.

Musical Theatre Audition.com

N

Netherlands

Theater Instituut Nederland

New York theatres

New York Library for the Performing Arts

New York City Guide Magazine
Broadway theatre.

New York Times Theater section. Reviews.

Playbill On-Line
Source for Broadway theatre.

Talkin’ Broadway
On Broadway/off Broadway discussion, history, shows.

Theater Mania
Broadway tickets and discount tickets for Broadway shows

New York Theater Workship YouTube Channel

O

Opera websites, a guide.

Organizations

International Theatre Institute
The world organization for the performing arts.

P

Pantomine

It’s Behind You
Pantomine history, articles, facts and web links.

Old English Pantomine

Pantomine, Wikipedia entry.

Performing arts centres. 
A international directory of websites.

Performance art

Women in theatre and performance art.List of performance artists.
Wikipedia

Famous performance artists

Marcel Marceau

Robert Wilson

Photographs of stars from the golden age of the theatre, 1880-1920.

Plays, playwrights

African theater, drama, and theatrical plays online.

Children’s Theatre Plays: Plays for Children

Doollee.com
The playwrights database of modern plays.

Playwrights; a guide to famous playwrights.

Plays and Playwrights
A database offering virtually every play currently published in the English language.

Puppet theatre

See also: Puppetry, puppet theatre; a guide to websites.

Punch and Judy Websites

Punch and Judy, Wikipedia entry.

Punch and Judy College of Professors

Prof. Glyn Edward’s Punch and Judy Pitch

R

Radio drama

BBC Radio Drama and Comedy

Radio Drama. Independent Radio Drama (IRD), 
Britain’s leading radio drama producer.

Radio Echoes
Listen to thousands of radio dramas and programs from the past. An audio archive.

ZBS. Contemporary audio drama

Reviews

London Theatre reviews, London Theatre Guide London
London Theatre Reviews from the West End

Theatre Reviews Limited
Reviews of Broadway and off-Broadway shows currently running.

Guardian.co.uk
Latest theatre reviews on the Stage site of guardian.co.uk.

The New York Times
Theatre reviews.

 

Royal Court Theatre, London

Royal Shakespeare Company

Russian theatre

See: Russian Theatre

S

Schools, colleges, academies

See: Schools, performing arts courses

 

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

US performing arts schools

Yale University School of Drama

 

Shakespeare websites, a guide.

Shanghai Grand Theatre, China

Spanish Theatre Index

Stage combat

Blackfriars’ Journal
The online journal for stage combat and historical sword fighting.

Stagecraft

Association of British Theatre Technicians

Stagecraft
Wikipedia entry.

Stage design

Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT).

Stage Directions, US.

US Institute for Theater Technology (USITT)

The Stage Theatre News Reviews and Auditions.The Stage Newspaper (UK)
Publishing for the entertainment industry since 1880.

Stage management

The Online Resource for Stage Managers

Playbill: Find a Job

Stage Managers’ Association, U.S.

Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich

Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergeyevich. Konstantin Stanislavsky

Excerpt from  My Life in Art.

Konstantin Stanislavski, Wikipedia entry.

Stanislavsky Theatre Studio, U.S.

Stanislavsky and method acting, an online forum.

T

Technique, theatre technique.
Wikipedia entry.

Theatre Library
The performing arts web site directory.

Theatre Library Association, New York.
A non-profit, educational organization established in 1937 to promote the collection, preservation and use of theatrical and performing arts materials.

Theatre of the oppressed

Augusto Boal, Wikipedia entry.

Theatre of The Oppressed

Theater of The Oppressed Laboratory

Tickets for theatres in Britain. Ticketlinks

Tragedy

Classical literature, ancient Greek and Roman drama, dramatists; a guide to websites.

Greek Theater
A brief introduction to Ancient Greek Theatre.

Theatre of ancient Greece.
Wikipedia entry.

Introduction to Greek Tragedy

Tragedy
Wikipedia entry.

Shakespearean tragedy

King Lear

Macbeth

Romeo and Juliet

Wikipedia entry on Shakespearean tragedy.

U

United KIngdom theatre, a guide to websites

 

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