The Core and Critical Studies Collection for schools includes: Core Collection, Critical Studies and Performance Practice, Ken Rea’s The Outstanding Actor: Actor Training Workshop, and Focal Press Theatre Books.

The Core Collection forms the heart of Drama Online. With over 2,000 playtexts and more added each year, this collection is truly the foundation of the platform and offers a diverse and rich catalogue of plays by the world’s leading dramatists. The collection includes core curriculum must-haves for English Literature, Theatre Studies and Drama. Find the full title list here.

Core and Critical Studies Collection

The collection also includes…

Contextual and critical background covering two broad areas – Context and Criticism and Theatre Craft, through providing access to nearly 500 academic books, annotated student editions, scholarly works and practical guides from renowned publishers and imprints such as Faber and Faber, Bloomsbury, Methuen Drama, and Arden Shakespeare.

500 production photos from the Victorian and Albert Museum, and images from the American Shakespeare Center.

72 practical and vocational theatre studies books from Focal Press, including handbooks, guides and masterclasses.

10 actor training videos from Ken Rea, the author of The Outstanding Actor. Key topics are covered, from text work and physicality through to drama school auditions and career advice.

PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z video series establishes a foundation for physical training exercises through over 60 dynamic videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection, and texts.

(See a sneak peek of more PATAZ videos here.)