Drama Online site launched

Drama Online site launched

Bloomsbury and Faber's Drama Online, launched today (1st May) in beta, includes a partnership with the Victoria & Albert Museum to illustrate the publishers' collection of hundreds of plays.

The new website, http://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com,  collects the drama lists from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber, including more than 500 playscripts from Aeschylus to David Hare, as well as the first ever online editions of Bertolt Brecht's works.

The site is aimed at students, researchers and higher education institutions, and combines the texts with in-depth critical support providing context for the drama.

The Drama Online site has also partnered with the V&A Museum to use hundreds of production images from its theatre photo archive.

Drama Online was first conceived four years ago, and combines works from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare and Faber lists. The site contains interactive features such as character grids showing the relative size of roles and and an interface that allows users to search for content across works.