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TRE 3710: Play Directing

Streaming Theatre Video Database

Theatre in VideoTheatre in Video: Volume I

Theatre in Video: Volume I contains hundreds of videos, including documentaries and definitive performances of the world’s most important plays. From celebrated productions of Shakespeare to rare, in-depth footage of the work of Samuel Beckett, the collection covers a wide range of 20th century theatre history. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances deliver an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at hundreds of productions.

Searching Online

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You can find streaming video online on YouTube and Vimeo. Use the most credible sources you can find, for example, something from PBS or a theater organization. If you have questions about the legality or credibility of a video you find online, please ask!

Finding DVDs at SPU


Search in the SPU Library catalog from the library’s homepage:

  • If you are searching by topic, limit on the right of your results screen to DVD/Videos
  • You can also request DVDs through Summit