Want to go “behind the scenes” of theater productions from around the world? Well, then, let us introduce you to a new database provided by the University Libraries: Performance Design Archive Online!
From the 17th century through to the present day, Performance Design Archive Online covers so many aspects of theater production design, including scenic and set design, lighting design, sound design, costume design, and makeup.
This database contains a range of materials from books and periodicals, to archival materials and instructional videos, and from sketches & technical drawings, to models and more.
Check out this list of genres/performance types covered:
For off-campus access, just remember you’ll be asked to enter your UArts credentials.
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And of course there is a search option to search out your favorite show or designer, as well as options to limit by area of design, content type, genre, date, and more.
If you have any questions or need assistance in using this new resource, please don’t hesitate to contact me – your library liaison to the Brind School of Theater Arts. You can always e-mail me, call me, or stop by the Music Library and I’ll be more than happy to help you.