Saturday, February 17, 2007

Theatre In Video, new database of full-length plays

The library has just subscribed to a database that allows patrons to watch full-length plays: Theatre in Video contains streaming videos of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries - more than 500 hours in all. This database contains over 50 titles, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Included are landmark performances such as The Iceman Cometh, Hamlet, Othello, Awake and Sing, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Playboy of the Western World, and others. Notable actors include Gene Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Richard Dreyfuss, Walter Matthau, Meryl Streep, and more. For the first time, students, instructors and researchers can bookmark specific scenes, monologues and staging, and these landmark performances can become a permanent part of the curriculum.
BHPL card holders may go to the library web site ( and log in to all of the “Remote Databases” offered by BHPL by entering their barcode and pin.

Questions? Call the Reference Desk at (908) 464-9333, nine to nine Monday through Thursday, nine to five Friday and Saturday and two to five on Sunday.

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