Digital Theatre Plus provides online access to streaming video of over 450 classic, contemporary and international productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate understanding of the productions and texts. in-depth interviews exploring the creative, technical theatre-making processes, as well as experimental, post-dramatic and applied theatre.
This is not just for musicals!
Mixing a Musical: Broadway Theatrical Sound Techniques, Second Edition pulls the curtain back on one of the least understood careers in live theatre: the role and responsibilities of the sound technician. This comprehensive book encompasses every position from shop crew labor to assistant designer to sound board operator and everything in between. Written in a clear and easy to read style, and illustrated with real-world examples of personal experience and professional interviews, Slaton shows you how to mix live theatre shows from the basics of equipment and set ups, using sound levels to creating atmosphere, emotion and tension to ensure a first rate performance every time. This new edition gives special attention to mixing techniques and practices. And, special features of the book include interviews with some of today's most successful mixers and designers.
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The Illusion, by Pierre Corneille, adapted by Tony Kushner
ebookTony Kushner's free adaptation of Pierre Corneille's most original, theatrical comedy, L'Illusion Comique, blends magic and truth, obsession and caprice, romance and murder, into an enticing exploration of the greatest illusion--love.
Useful for inspiring design. Get a sense of the dress, the mood, and the events that could influence the sounds & lighting of a production. ARTstor is the ultimate image collection, containing hundreds of thousands of images covering art, architecture, archeology, and history. Useful for research not only in the arts, but in social history, sociology, and history.
Includes thousands of images and full-text articles from an array of journals, books and more. International in scope, Art Source includes periodicals published in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch and is designed for use by a diverse audience, including art scholars, artists, designers, students and general researchers. Includes full text from 630+ journals; 220+ books; and 63,000+ images.
The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture contains 1100+ entries on the visual arts of the Classical period. It features an abundance of in-depth articles on this field - from biographies to thematic entries on architecture, ceramics, metalwork, mosaics, painting and sculpture.
Contains 3,000+ entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures. Includes entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics.
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. This is a for profit site. Their goal is to sell pictures. However, for the purposes of this class you may find inspiration in the photos for your designs.
Includes tens of thousands of tracks from the world’s greatest classical music labels, including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox, and many more. Coverage ranges from medieval to contemporary, with choral works, symphonies, operas, the avant-garde, vocal and instrumental music, chamber music, and many other forms.
The 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc License. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
On their free sounds page you will find categories and a keyword search. According to their site, If you can't find the free sound effect yo need, you can put in a request via their Q&A forum. They state that the requests are typically fulfilled within a day or two (depending on the difficulty of the request).
The music on this website is licensed under Creative Commons. You can download, rip, remix and share most these songs, free and legally. See the specific license agreement for each remix for any restrictions that may apply.
The KCAI SFX & Sound Arts Library contains 1,039 high-quality sound effect and music tracks for your production needs, royalty free. This library of sound was created as an open resource by KCAI students working in the Sound and Interactive Arts production facilities. It is licensed through Creative Commons. You are free to copy, distribute, transmit the work, and use the SFXs in your own productions under condition of Attribution--Please credit SFXs used in your production to “KCAI SFX & Sound Arts Library."
A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
The websites listed in this guide are for reference and research purposes only.
Usage guidelines vary widely by resource. Some images and sounds are open-access and free to use, while others may require a licensing fee. It is every student’s ethical responsibility to evaluate the usage guidelines when choosing to reproduce any image to avoid copyright violation.
Respect the intellectual property of others and use your best judgment when deciding to reproduce an image, and always credit your source!