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  • Acting Costume Theater--Production and direction
  • Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery

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Aisle Say Aisle Say is an index to reviews of current and recent productions, updated bi-weekly.
Broadway World Broadway World contains news on current and upcoming productions both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. Includes reviews,photos, blogs, and even a map of theatres.
Cesar Cesar is a comprehensive resource of French theatrical entertainments and venues during the 17th and 18th centuries, the ancien régime and the French Revolution. Search titles, people, troupes, places, plays, operas, dances, ballets, masquerades, parodies, heroic or lyric dramas, and historical or lyric comedies. Locate full texts of key French monographs, more than 3,500 images of portraits, playbills, title pages, scores, characters in costumes, and scenes. Searchable in French and English.
Costume and Textile Collection Costume and Textile Collection Locate over 50,000 artifacts from the mid 18th-century to the present dealing with period clothing.
Doollee Doollee.com A guide to modern playwrights and theater plays.
The EServer Drama Collection The EServer Drama Collection contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism, and links to other sites concerned with theatre.
Inter-Play Inter-Play is an online index to plays in collections, anthologies, and periodicals.  Search by playwright and/or title.
Internet Movie Database Internet Movie Database Dates of coverage vary. (IMDb) Updated weekly. Provides access to information about movies (including those made for television) from across the world, starting with the earliest cinema through the latest releases and titles still in production.
McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies is an annotated list of web sites, electronic journals, and listservs related to theatre and performance studies compiled by Dr. Ken McCoy of Stetson University.
Phrases from Shakespeare Phrases from Shakespeare a subset of The Phrase Finder, provides information on the origin and meaning of specific phrases from Shakespeare's plays.
Playbill Vault Playbill Vault: The Largest Broadway Database on the Internet Features all Broadway shows associated with Playbill beginning with 1930-31 season.
The Speech Accent Archive The Speech Accent Archive The speech accent archive uniformly presents a large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds. Native and non-native speakers of English read the same paragraph and are carefully transcribed. The archive is used by people who wish to compare and analyze the accents of different English speakers. This archive is potentially of interest not only to linguists but also to actors and others interested in spoken English.
Stage Agent Stage Agent "a community for the performers and producers of musicals, plays and operas."
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research Investigates American culture through audiovisual media and theater.

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