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Drama: Home


Use the box below to search the catalogue to find books available in the Christopher Brennan Library. 

Library Resources - Magazines

The Christopher Brennan Library has a good range of Drama magazines for you to borrow. 

Theatre Companies




Clickview Drama Videos

Plays and Playwrites

Use these links below to access play scripts and information on well-known playwrites.

Australian plays -  the largest online source of Australian playscripts

International Centre for Women Playwrites

Tennessee Williams

Arthur Miller

Oscar Wilde

Australian Theatre Links

Aussie Theatre - News, updates from theatres and musical theatres around Australia 

AusStage - A database of live performances around Australia from the last 20+ years

Belvoir St Theatre - One of Australia's most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies

Seymour Centre - Located at Sydney University, the Seymour Centre's curated programs (performances and festivals) celebrate the connection between great ideas and great performaces

Stage Whispers - News, updates and audition details from around Australia

Theatre History and Genres

Commedia dell'arte is a theatrical form characterized by improvised dialogue and a cast of colourful stock characters that emerged in northern Italy in the fifteenth century and rapidly gained popularity throughout Europe. The earliest known company formed in Padua in 1545, and by the turn of the seventeenth century troupes such as the Gelosi, Confidenti and Fedeli enjoyed international celebrity. Some troupes were favoured at foreign courts, especialy in France. Read more here Met Museum