Carthalia: Theaters on Postcards

Theaters on Postcards is Andreas Praefcke's postcard collection of theatres and concert halls worldwide. The images are organized by location, and are fairly decent quality. Images are available for non-commercial purposes. The author invites users to email him for higher quality images if needed.

Federal Theater Project Collection

From the Library of Congress, "This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress. Featured here are stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of //Macbeth// and //The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus// as staged by Orson Welles, and for //Power//, a topical drama of the period (over 3,000 images). Also included are 68 other playscripts (6,500 images) and 168 documents selected from the Federal Theatre Project Administrative Records (3,700 images). The Federal Theatre Project was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt under the Works Progress Administration (WPA)." This collection is easy to browse and offers high quality images.

Global Performing Arts Database (GLOPAD)

Illustrated Shakespeare Collection

From the University of Wisconsin, "This online collection of selected electronic facsimiles seeks to share the marriage between book art and Shakespearean text with a wider audience. It also suggests the variety of responses by visual and book artists to the stimulus of Shakespeare's words. This online collection, originally published in venues as disparate as Philadelphia and Leipzig, includes images produced by an array of technologies available in the 19th and early 20th centuries" Users can browse or search the collection. It contains high quality images, and its contents are available for educational use คาสิโน.

Justin's Theater Links

Organized by Justin Cash, Justin's Theater Links is a lot like this site in that it contains links to numerous collections online, with annotations. As the site creator describes: Justin’s Theatre Links is an online directory to thousands of resources for anyone who loves the theatre, from students and teachers to industry professionals and community groups. All links are accompanied by a brief, objective description of the website, so you’ll be able to tell whether it’s useful for you without even leaving the page. If you love drama and theatre, here’s just a sample of what you’ll find on Justin’s Theatre Links:
  • a huge collection of links pages to over 100 theatre genres and styles
  • biography pages on dozens of theatre practitioners
  • links to theatre design image galleries > sets, lighting, costumes and more
  • links to academic websites covering all major periods of theatre history
  • access to more than 200 copyright-free public domain theatre scripts
  • links to websites with hundreds of drama & theatre lesson plans
  • drama education websites, theatre journals, university courses
  • links to the best Broadway and West End websites
  • theatre review websites with the latest opinions on the greatest shows
  • links to hundreds of downloadable scripts for plays, television and movies
  • access to free Drama teacher resources at Justin Cash’s blog The Drama Teacher

Youtube

Since 2005, Youtube has been the most popular video hosting and sharing site on the internet. Almost any video or film clip can be found here, making it an invaluable resource for scholars teaching or studying media such as film, dance, music, and theater. The copyright policies depend on the user, so please check with him or her before using any video. Youtube official copyright policy can be found here, though it pertains mostly to those who want to use parts of videos found on Youtube for their own videos. Youtube has its own channel where tips on how to use the site can be found. Read more about Youtube here. Youtube can easily be inserted into a Powerpoint. How it is inserted depends on whether you have a Mac or a PC, and whether you will have a reliable internet connection or not.

For a PC:
With an internet connection:
The easiest approach is to embed the video directly into the powerpoint, provided that you will have an internet connection. To do this, download the Youtube Plug-in Wizard from skp.mvps.org. Once it is installed, a new "insert Youtube video" button will appear in your toolbar. Simply type in the URL of the video, and follow the instructions of the wizard.

For a Mac/PC
Without an internet connection:
If you don't have an internet connection, you'll need to download the video and convert it to a file format that Powerpoint recognizes. I like to use MPEG Streamclip,, but you can also use Zamzar,, and online file converter that you don't need to download. The only drawback with this is that Zamzar emails you a link where you can download your converted video, and this can be a slow process. In addition, the conversion has failed for me several times. With both sites, you can copy and paste the URL for the Youtube video into the designated field, choose which format you would like it to be converted into, and then download it. Make sure that whichever file format you choose is supported by the Powerpoint version you will be using. I have Powerpoint 2004, and MP4 worked for me. You can find this information in your Powerpoint help section. You also need to make sure that your movie and your Powerpoint presentation are saved in the same folder, as Powerpoint does not save the movie file all together. There are many ways to do this, but this is simple what worked best for me after a lot of trial and error. You can read more about this process at Digital Inspiration , the Laundry Room, and the Powerpoint Team Blog.
Selected Channels:
-Portland Center Stage
-Northwest Stage Design
-Reduced Shakespeare Company
-Actors Theater Workshop
-New York Film Academy

WorldImages Kiosk

WorldImages Kiosk provides access to California State University's IMAGE project, providing access to over over 50,000 images. The database includes all areas of visual imagery, and divides these areas into different portfolios. The arts and architecture portfolio is further divided by subjects and dates, which are all then further subdivided. While this enables browsing, it can be difficult to navigate. Selected image groups:
-Music, Drama, and Literature

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