Theatre in Context Collection (formerly North American Theatre Online) helps students of theatre, literature, and history draw connections between the people who brought key productions and dramatic stories to life—from the director, to the actor, to the design team. With Theatre in Context Collection, students can understand the historical significance of certain plays, their popularity, and their role in shaping dialogue outside of the world of theatre—creating a complete picture of life on the historical stage.
The collection includes 40,000 pages of monumental reference works, encyclopedias, images, flyers, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks, and other resources, including:
- Essential reference works that catalogue historic performances from the Broadway stage
- Archival playbills that document the major players of the day
- Original designs that allow you to reimagine the set
- Decades worth of periodicals that provide contemporary reactions to performances