Contains streaming video of more than 250 of the world’s most important plays, together with more than 100 video documentaries. Also includes the full text of plays, their history of performance, production background, reference materials and ephemera. Also includes the ability to bookmark specific scenes, monologues, and staging examples and then include those online links in papers and course reserves. The included plays are predominately 20th century masterpieces, as well as many Shakespeare productions.
Users may also make isolated clips from the videos and save them in a free account available for registration set up within the database.
The following system requirements are common to all platforms and browsers:
- Audio enabled: computers require soundcard and speakers/headphones
- Internet connection, with at least 400 kbps bandwidth
- Firewalls are required to have port 1935, 443 or 80 open
Additional information on basic system requirements for both PC and Mac platforms is available on the site.
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