4 June 2021
Following the launch of the National Theatre Collection, which makes the best of British theatre available to the education sector across the globe, Bloomsbury Digital Resources has announced that a second collection of filmed performances will be added to Drama Online this September. Launching with 10 titles, a further 10 titles will complete this second collection in February 2022.
Highlights of the collection will include:
- All My Sons: From the Old Vic, Jeremy Herrin directs Sally Field and Bill Pullman in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama which sees the American dream laid bare.
- Julie: Carrie Cracknell directs a cast including Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa in this new version of Strindberg's play set in contemporary London.
- Saint Joan: From the Donmar Warehouse, Gemma Arterton plays Joan of Arc in Josie Rourke’s extraordinary anachronistic take on Bernard Shaw's electrifying classic.
- Three Sisters: Co-produced by Fuel Theatre, Chekhov’s iconic characters are relocated to 1960s Nigeria on the brink of the Biafran Civil War in this bold adaptation by Inua Ellams.
- The Seagull: Chekhov’s masterly meditation on how the old take revenge on the young is both comic and tragic, and marks the birth of the modern stage.
- Rockets and Blue Lights: This astonishing and fiercely political new play by Winsome Pinnock was named winner of the 2018 Alfred Fagon Award. It will be added to the collection in February 2022.
Drama Online originally launched in 2013 with its Core Collection. It now offers 20 collections including over 3,000 playtexts from more than 1,000 playwrights, 345 hours of video, over 400 audio plays and 400 scholarly books.