Theatre in Video ISR Spotlight January 22, 2010
TIV • Published by Alexander Street Press • Initially acquired through CRKN’s Digital Content Infrastructure project, which secured over $47 Million in Digital Content for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Alexander Street Press • American Film Scripts Online • Asian American Drama • Black Drama • Black Thought and Culture • British and Irish Women's Letters and Diaries • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment • In the First Person • Latin American Women Writers • Latino Literature • North American Immigrant Letters, Diaries, and Oral Histories • North American Indian Biographical Database • North American Theatre Online • North American Women's Drama • North American Women's Letters and Diaries, Colonial to 1950 • Oral History Online • Social Theory • Theatre in Video • Twentieth Century North American Drama • Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
TIV • “... definitive performances of the world's leading plays” • 279 titles • 141 performances • 138 documentaries
TIV • Includes the full BBC Shakespeare content: Measure for Measure Much Ado About Nothing Othello Pericles Richard II Richard III Romeo and Juliet The Comedy of Errors The Merchant of Venice The Merry Wives of Windsor The Taming of the Shrew The Tempest The Winter's Tale Timon of Athens Titus Andronicus Troilus and Cressida Twelfth Night Two Gentlemen of Verona A Midsummer Night's Dream All's Well That Ends Well Antony and Cleopatra As You Like It Coriolanus Cymbeline Hamlet Henry IV Part 1 Henry IV Part 2 Henry V Henry VI Part 1 Henry VI Part 2 Henry VI Part 3 Henry VIII Julius Caesar King John King Lear Love's Labours Lost Macbeth
TIV • Facilitates easy analysis... • Shakespeare comparisons • Individual performers / directors • Documentary AND performance material
Things to keep in mind... • Technical hiccups • Quick search doesn’t display in IE 7 • Search is sometimes buggy • Creating playlists • Clip functionality lacks precision • Accessibility considerations “We would like to have transcripts to Theatre in Video, sadly, licensing restrictions currently prevent us from providing the script in text form”
Things to keep in mind... • We’re still waiting on MARC records • An excellent, but very basic collection • A collection of “definitive performances” • Inherent biases worth noting... • Performances are primarily from the US and Europe • Playwrights – 72 included... only 5 are female • Production dates...
Things to keep in mind... Production dates...
Up & coming! • iPhone application will be available soon