Literature Online - From the 8th Century to the 21st Century and includes 6,000 works of Drama. Included also is the complete Arkangel Shakespeare, containing fully dramatised unabridged recordings of all of Shakespeares 38 plays. Each play is recorded by noted actors, many of whom were trained at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Information on how to use the database here
This guide brings together key resources for the study of Drama and Theatre Studies at University College Cork. Use the tabs above to find:
Literature Online: over a third of a million full-text works of poetry, prose and drama in English, together with definitive online criticism & reference library
Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Proquest Databases: thousands of journals, eBooks, newspapers, theses
Early 17th Century Drama (Oxford Scholarly Editions Online) 19 collections comprising the complete works of Ben Jonson, Philip Massinger and Sir John Suckling, in addition to all of Shakespeare’s plays.
Important collections of rare & older material. Collections relating to Drama & Theatre studies include:
• 16th – 19th century: Older Printed Books. This collection includes individual and collected editions of John Lyly, Ben Jonson, John Webster, Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare. Do a subject search for ‘English drama -- Early modern and Elizabethan’ to find out more.
• Anglo-Irish Literature and Culture: Daniel Corkery, Gerald Goldberg and Nancy McCarthy
• Book history & design: Friedlander Collection, Cuala, Dolmen and Three Candles Presses
To discover how these items can be used in assignments & research read Dr Edel Semple’s blog post on Shakespeare’s Sources.
See also the Guide for Special Collections
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