28 June 2017

Routledge Performance Archive: database on trial

On trial until: 27 July 2017

The Routledge Performance Archive provides

unique access to an unprecedented range of audio-visual material from past and present practitioners of performance. (...)

Included here are interviews with key figures in theatre history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; unique footage direct from the legendary practitioners themselves; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences. The video material spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges across the entire spectrum of theatre topics.

The fully searchable and cross-referenced content is updated and added to every three months. It includes unique material from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s National Video Archive of Performance Recordings, and specially commissioned essays by leading experts to accompany each video.

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