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American Variety Stage : Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
Multimedia collection containing digitized versions of selected Library of Congress holdings. Represents diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Includes 334 English and Yiddish language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, sixty-one motion pictures, and 143 photographs and twenty-nine memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini. (Source: WorldCat)
Didaskalia: Ancient Theater Today
"An English-language publication about Greek and Roman drama, dance, and music as they are performed today." (Source: WorldCat)
Internet Broadway database
Official archival database for Broadway theater information. Features information on current and past productions in the Broadway theaters of New York City, including production statistics, dates, cast, crew and creative staff credits, roles, and related facts. (Source: WorldCat)
Lortel Archives: the Internet Off-Broadway Database
Database provides a catalogue of shows produced Off-Broadway. Information on each production includes title page credits, original cast members and replacements, window card photos, awards won, number of performances and information about Off-Broadway theatre spaces, theatre companies and the people who make Off-Broadway come to life. (Source: WorldCat)
The New Deal Stage: Selections From the Federal Theatre Project, 1935-1939
Presents over 3,000 images of items from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress such as stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth. Includes finding aid. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress. (Source: WorldCat)