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The library holds some DVDs on key production elements such as acting, direction and make-up. Other titles deal with theatrical genres. In addition, there are many films based on plays, especially Shakespeare's. Check the catalogue for particular titles.
Hamlet by William ShakespeareDirected by and featuring Kenneth Branagh as Hamlet.
Call Number: AV 822.33 S7 SHA
Publication Date: 2007
Playing ShakespeareThe Royal Shakespeare Company's John Barton conducts nine intensive acting workshops with famous actors including Judi Dench, Ben Kingsley, Ian McKellan and Peggy Ashcroft.
3 DVDS, 459 minutes.
Call Number: AV 792 PLA
Oxford Companion to the Theatre by Phyllis Hartnoll (Editor)An invaluable guide to all aspects of theatre.
Call Number: Reference 792.03 OXF
Check the catalogue or browse the shelves at 792 to see the full range of materials.
The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre by Simon TrusslerA history of British theatre from the earliest times to the present day covering all aspects of live entertainment.
Call Number: 792.0941 TRU
The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre by John R. Brown'charts the impact not just of exceptional individuals but of social and technological change on theatre. A spread of deftly selected illustrations informatively and handsomely embellishes the text.'
Times Literary Supplement
Call Number: 792.09 OXF
Stage Design by Gary ThorneThe emphasis is on designing scenery for the stage; exercises and illustrations lead the reader through the process of design.
Call Number: 792.025 THO
Play Directing : analysis, communication and style by Francis Hodge
Call Number: 792.0233 HOD
These general sites contain numerous links to all aspects of theatrical texts, design, production, stagecraft and performance.