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Drama Home Print Page


Welcome to the Drama Homepage!

On this page, you will find general Drama resources including library books and magazines, research databases, useful websites, news and images. Use the dropdown lists under the Year tabs to find specific class topic and/or assignment resources.


Your Starting Point

library catalogue

Search for books, articles, videos and websites for your topic.

Log in with your network login to access to research databases and other digital resources.


Research databases
provide in-depth
information and news
on your topic.

Click on the icon to go to iLearn for secure and direct access to the databases.

  • Australian Plays
  • Drama Online
  • AustLit
  • Literary Reference Centre
  • ANZ Points of View
  • NewsBank
  • Britannica Online
  • World Book


Create your bibliography using this website.

Use your login to record your references.

NSW Board of Studies Syllabuses

Current Theatre Productions in Sydney

Useful Websites

    OnSTAGE is a presentation and exhibition of exemplary group and individual performances and projects by HSC Drama students.
  • Playwriting Australia
    Playwriting Australia is the national organisation working with playwrights and theatre artists from all backgrounds and at all levels of their careers.
  • Sydney Theatre Company resources
    Resources for past and present STC performances.
  • Performing Arts Collections - Arts Centre VIC
    The Performing Arts Collection is Australia's largest and most important collection of performing arts history and traditions.
  • Highlights in Australian theatre history
    Brief history of Australian theatre since European settlement focusing mostly on professional theatre in Australia's capital cities. Includes links to other theatre resources.
  • History of Australian theatre
    The History of Australian Theatre (HAT) Archive is a non profit website has a large database of people associated with Australian theatre history, articles about theatre history, short biographies, historic pictures and links to other websites.
  • Shakespeare for drama students
    Resources for Drama students from the University of Melbourne.
  • Theatre resources
    Student resources from the State Theatre Company, South Australia. Please scroll down to find Study Guides and Resources section.
  • Drama education resources (UK)
    This page from the BBC Bitesize student resources website includes many areas of drama and theatre study. Please use the Learner Guides as the clips (videos) are available due to international copyright.
  • Belvoir Theatre student resources
    Provides access to past Belvoir productions, plus information on aspects of theatre including, set, lighting, costume design, production and playwriting.
  • Accent and Dialogue Collection, WAAPA
    WAAPA (WA Academy of Performing Arts) A comprehensive collection of audio files representing as many of the world’s fascinating renditions of the English language as we can gather. Most of the samples have an Australian English base to nourish and reflect the Australian community.

    The collection so far has over three hundred examples of English spoken word from 60 countries of origin.

The Importance of Rehearsal

Actor, Simon Beale, talks about why rehearsal is important.

What's On Overseas


Library Resources - Books

Here's where to find books on Drama and Performing Arts in the library. The numbers refer to how the books are shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification.

790.2 Performing arts
791 Public performances
791.4 TV, movies and radio
792 Stage presentations including
 - drama / theatre
 - opera
 - musicals
 - ballet

800 Literature & rhetoric
808.8245 Monologues
812 American drama in English
822 English drama
A822 Australian drama
822.33 Shakespeare
882 Classical Greek drama



No Fear Shakespeare

No Fear Shakespeare puts Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English—the kind of English people actually speak today. The library has copies of many of Shakespeare's play in the No Fear series or you can access them directly from the website.


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