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Digital Theatre Plus
This site provides access to around 20 (and growing) recent British theatre productions, interviews with leading playwrights, directors, producers, actors, and technical theatre staff. Also available: study guides on plays covered by the productions.
The British Library has a range of material on dialects and accents. This link will take you to the British Library homepage - go to the search box and type in 'dialects' or 'accents' and you will be directed to a wide range of useful material.
Box of Broadcasts
BoB is an on demand TV and radio service for education. Record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search the extensive archive.
With BoB you can...
Search programme transcripts and subtitles
Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations
Embed content in your work and share on social media
One-click citation for easy academic referencing
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Useful Websites - Acting
Association of British Theatre Technicians
Website of the Association of British Theatre Technicians.
BBC Writers Room
A fantastic resource for those looking to write for the BBC. It includes top tips on script writing and information about opportunities and events for writers.
Black Plays Archive
Includes interviews and essays on Black, British Theatre and a selection of play extracts recorded especially for the archives.
British Voice Association
A group of over 600 multi-disciplinary professionals working to promote the field of voice.
Contact Theatre Manchester
Events, theatre, music and workshops at Manchester's Contact Theatre.
The website of the Equity Actors Union.
A database of monologues from well-known dramatists.
National Centre for Circus Arts
A centre of excellence in the circus arts which offers HE training and professional development.
The website of the National Theatre, London.
Website of the Performing Arts Network and Development Agency for the North West.
Searching Shakespeare's plays for a monologue couldn't be easier.
Society of British Theatre Designers (SBTD)
SBTD is a professional organisation run by designers for the benefit of designers. It was created to explore and further the role of the designer within the arts today.
Stagetext is a registered charity delivering captioned performances and promoting the use of captioning in cultural venues.
What's On Stage
Daily news and reviews of English Theatre.
Useful Websites - Dance
Candoca Dance Company
A contemporary dance company for disabled and non-disabled dancers.
A professional organisation for those involved in creating opportunities for people to experience and participate in dance.
Council for Dance Education and Training
Website of Council for Dance Education and Training.
The history of dance and historical dance performances, giving access to Dance Universities all over the UK
A membership organisation for all dancers, Dance UK is the national voice for the dance profession. It aims to improve the conditions in which dance is created, performed and experienced.