Theater Resources on the Web

Accents / Dialects

American English Dialect Recordings
Speech Accent Archive
The Village Voice OBIE Awards


American Theatre Wing - Theatre References - Theatre Awards
Tony Awards Online
The Village Voice OBIE Awards


Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
Costume Gallery
Couturière Parisienne
Elizabethan Costume Page
Fashion History Costume Trends and Eras, Trends Victorians - Haute Couture
Gentleman's Page
Godey's Lady's Book
History of Costume by Braun & Scheider
Metropolitan Museum of Art - The Collection Online: The Costume Institute
AllSewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing and Costume
Books from 1907-1940 include the history of clothing, styles, of dress, and design and construction.
Motley Collection of Theatre & Costume Design
NYPL Picture Collection Online
OSU Historic Costume & Textiles Collection
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Has had several fashion exhibits.
Screen Search Fashion
Film fashions from the 20's and 30's.
Stage Costume, the Victoria and Albert Museum
Cornell Costume and Textile Collection
Vintage Couture from the Henry Ford Museum


McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
UW Libraries - Drama
WWW Virtual Library: Theatre and Drama


American Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular Entertainment, 1870-1920
CESAR - Calendrier Electronique des Spectacles sous l'Ancien Régime
French Theatre
The New Deal Stage: Selections from the Federal Theatre Project Collection- 1935-1939
Internet Broadway Database
IBDB provides detailed records on Broadway shows, including original production information, original and current cast lists, awards, and songs.
Lortel Archives: The Internet Off-Broadway Database
Production history for off-Broadway shows.
Performing Arts in America 1875 -1923
Theatre History on the Web


Great Performances
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
From the National Theatre, London.

News and Reviews

New York Times Theatre Reviews


Dramatists Play Service
Iowa State University Play Concordances
Lortel Archives--The Internet Off-Broadway Database
Samuel French, Inc. The House of Plays & Musical Plays for Over 175 Years
Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online

Playwrights An Electronic Eugene O'Neill Archive
Gilbert and Sullivan Archive

Set Design

Joseph Urban Stage Design Models & Documents
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Photographic History
Mordecai (Max) Gorelik Papers
Over 800 scene designs by Broadway designer Mordecai Gorelik. The collection and additional papers are housed at the Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
Scenery Collection: University of Minnesota Libraries


The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Illustrated Shakespeare Collection
Internet Shakespeare Editions
Shakespeare's Staging
Shakespearean Prompt-Books of the Seventeenth Century