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Changing Stages: Resources
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Episodes
Shakespeare
Ireland
America
1956
Between Brecth and Beckett
The Law of Gravity


THE BOOK

CHANGING STAGES by Richard Eyre and Nicholas Wright
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=0375412034#
This companion book to the landmark PBS series celebrates the British and American stage as it has evolved over the course of the twentieth century. 397 pages. Published by Alfred A. Knopf.

SHAKESPEARE

Classicaltheatre.com
http://www.classicaltheatre.com/classicaltheatre_com_home.htm
A unique on-line magazine celebrating the tradition of classical theatre in America and around the world. Essays by Shakespearean actors, reviews of early Shaw performances, Walt Whitman, and more.

Shakespeare Lecture Series
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/speech/shakespeare.shtml
Listen to a series of contemporary lectures about the plays of William Shakespeare by scholars and poets. Produced by BBC Radio 3.

The Complete Works of Shakespeare On-Line
http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/works.html
MIT brings you access to the complete text of all of Shakespeare's plays on-line, in addition to other resources.

IRELAND

"Shaw Bizness" (George Bernard Shaw)
http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/shawbizness.html
"Shaw Bizness" offers extensive information and links centered on the life and work of George Bernard Shaw. Including quotes, fan clubs, and the complete text of Shaw's plays on-line.

The World-Wide Wilde Web (Oscar Wilde)
http://www.showgate.com/tots/gross/wildeweb.html
Oscar Wilde is the subject of this Web site, which leads to numerous essays, photo images, quote generators, and all things "Wilde." His writings, his scandals, and his triumphs are all accessible here.

J. M. Synge Pages
http://www.samk.demon.co.uk/syngebi.htm
A complete biography of the revolutionary playwright and his work with W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory, with photos of his cottage from the Aran Islands, Ireland.

AMERICA

eOneill.com (Eugene O'Neill)
http://www.eoneill.com
A wonderful Eugene O'Neill Web site. Listen to productions of his plays on-line, including Jason Robards in "Hughie," and much more.

Tennessee Williams
http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/english/ms-writers/dir/williams_tennessee
This delightful site pays homage to the writings of Tennessee Williams. Also here are pictures of Williams' hometown and links to "A Streetcar Named Desire" and other plays on film.

The Arthur Miller Society
http://www.ibiblio.org/miller
The official home-page of a society dedicated to promoting the works of Arthur Miller, one of America's greatest playwrights.

1956

John Osborne Tribute
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/town/parade/abj76/PG/pieces/john_osborne.shtml
An insightful tribute to John Osborne by playwright David Hare. A celebration of the first "angry young man."

The Royal Court Theatre
http://www.royalcourttheatre.com
See the theatre where a revolution took place in 1956. The site features a panoramic look at the theatre (in "Broadcasts & Downloads"), a history of the Royal Court, and current Court information.

Joan Littlewood's Autobiography
http://www.methuen.co.uk/joansbook.html
JOAN'S BOOK by Joan Littlewood is the autobiography of this colorful and important theatre artist.

BETWEEN BECKETT AND BRECHT

Samuel Beckett On-Line
http://home.sprintmail.com/~lifeform/Beck_Links.html
This site features the largest selection of Samuel Beckett article links on the web. Included are Brooks Atkinson's famous review of "Wating for Godot," Sir Peter Hall's reflections on directing Beckett's plays, and much more.

International Brecht Society
http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/german/brecht
A non-profit educational organization founded in 1970 and based on Bertolt Brecht's own plans for a "Diderot Society". A great place to visit and discover all things Brechtian.

THE LAW OF GRAVITY

American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History
https://ecommerce.tandf.co.uk/catalogue/DetailedDisplay.asp....
From Arnold Aronson comes an exhilarating study of the major avant-garde theatre movements that have influenced American theatre.

Artslynx International Theatre Resources
http://www.artslynx.org/theatre
Perhaps the most sweeping collection of theatre related links on the web. From Shakespeare to Broadway to performance art, all topics are covered here, including the most recent movements in theatre.

The Tony Awards Home Page
http://www.tonys.org
Since 1947 the American Theatre Wing has awarded the Antoinette Perry award, or Tony, to honor the best that Broadway has to offer, both musicals and straight plays. This site provides archives, links, and more about the Tony Awards.