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Theatre in Context Collection

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The Theatre in Context Collection (formerly North American Theatre Online) is a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.

Alexander Street Press Drama is a package that includes the Theatre in Context Collection along with all the content in the following full-text play collections. Everything is cross-searchable through the unified Theatre in Context Collection interface, with the results seamlessly integrated into one search result.

  • Black Drama : 1850 to present
  • Twentieth Century North American Drama
  • Asian American Drama
  • North American Women's Drama
  • North American Indian Drama (cross-searchable with the others in 2009)
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