Routledge and Digital Theatre launch online performance archive
Leading academic publisher Routledge has teamed up with online content publisher Digital Theatre to create the Routledge Performance Archive, which is launched today (6 September).
The archive contains a wealth of material that can be searched by practitioner, subject area or keyword featuring more than 40 hours of video material, some of which has not previously been publicly available, with a plan to add more resources every three months.
Current resources include interviews with the late Stanislavski scholar Jean Benedetti, a 1993 workshop by director Mike Pearson, the full production of Jos Houben's The Art of Laughter, Antonio Fava on Commedia dell'arte, a Russian documentary on the work of Michael Chekhov, a full Kathakali production from Kerala and a great deal more.
Co-founder of Digital Theatre Robert Delamere said, "In our work alongside Routledge, we are able to harness the expertise we have developed, distributing high quality theatre online for almost three years. Just as Digital Theatre brings the best of British theatre to the world, the Routledge Performance Archive is a world-class digital education tool that is available to a global audience."
The archive is currently only offering subscriptions to institutions, with a free trial available, but is considering offering individual subscriptions in the future.