Over 1000 full text plays, from Aeschylus to the present day, including modern classics from Tom Stoppard, David Mamet, Alan Bennett, Caryl Churchill, Edward Bond, Harold Pinter, Brian Friel, John Osborne, April De Angelis, and David Hare; contemporary writers include Polly Stenham, Katori Hall, D.C. Moore, James Graham, Rebecca Lenkiewicz and Lucy Prebble.
This collection also allows cross-searching of the full text contents of five online full-text drama collections: Black Drama, Twentieth Century North American Drama, Asian American Drama, Latino Literature, and North American Women's Drama
Authors from Britain and Ireland, North America, India, Africa, Australia and the Caribbean, indexed by subject and keyword-searchable. Strengths of this collection include Irish drama, off-Broadway and alternative theatre, political plays, and global and postcolonial theatre. The "Find Monologue" feature helps actors find good audition pieces. Also searchable from within LION.
Play Index is useful for locating plays published in anthologies, searching for plays by subject, and for selecting plays by size and gender of cast, running time, set requirements, musical numbers, and other criteria. An annotated listings for each play summarizes the plot, set and scenery requirements.
Search this subject index to identify journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations about literature in English and modern languages, folklore, linguistics, literary theory and criticism, and dramatic arts. Links to full text whenever available; to search within the full text of some articles, search MLA via LION's Criticism & Reference search.
Database of grants, fellowships and scholarships for individuals and institutions. Over 9,000 funding opportunities in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities can be located in this resource.