Provides access to approximately 1310 plays by 210 playwrights, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. It also includes selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera related to the plays.
Provides access to streaming video of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
Watch feature and educational films online, on any device. International content, including the Criterion Collection. Effective October 1, 2018, Kanopy video access is mediated. This means that any video not licensed for use prior to that date will require the user to request access. Access is being enabled for class use with instructor approval.
Sixty-one images of posters advertising 19th and early 20th century theatrical productions, from the collection of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The collection includes posters for everything from minstrel shows to Broadway premieres.
The portal contains freely available streaming video of the LGBT newsmagazine “In the Life,” which ran from 1992-2012, as well as some contextual readings. This launch is phase one of the project, and includes 15 of the show’s 21 seasons. More complete video content will be available this coming Fall.
Dawn, an early special effects cinematographer, worked with many important film pioneers including Mack Sennett, Carl Laemmle, Irving Thalberg, and Erich von Stroheim. The collection includes a number of display cards he created to convince film executives to include his special effects.
Presents a searchable database of 16,000 objects including newspaper clippings; keysheets; music sheet samples; photographs of theatre, dance, and popular performance; and publicity posters and lobby cards.