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Drama Online: User Guide

What is Drama Online?

Drama Online is an award-winning digital library of over 1,700 playtexts, 350 audio plays and 150 hours of video from leading theatre publishers and companies offering a complete multimedia experience of theatre. 

Key Features:

  • Thousands of full-text contemporary and traditional plays and monologues
  • Context and criticism to build understanding
  • Visual aids for study and rehearsal
  • Part books: character lines and stage directions readily available for each individual role 
  • Play finder: search for a play via cast size, genre, period, playwright and more 

How to log in

You will be logged into Drama Online automatically on college computers. 

To access Drama Online off-campus:

1. Click "Login" in the top right of the Drama Online homepage
2. Select "Login via your institution" then select "The Manchester College"
3. You will be asked to sign in using your organizational account: your student/staff email address and network password.

If you have trouble logging in contact us. 

How to use Drama Online

Drama Online have produced these short video guides to help you use the site:

Drama Online Overview

Play Reader and Note Taking

Play Tools for performers