Contains more than 250 filmed original productions as streaming video, many captured and recorded while performed for a live theatre audience. Also includes more than 100 film documentaries. Includes the BBC Shakespeare Collection. The collection begins in the 1930s. Both Broadway and off-Broadway productions are represented in each decade.
As of 8/1/2010, Theatre in Video includes 303 videos equaling approximately 356 hours. When complete, Theatre in Video will contain more than 350 full-length plays and documentaries.
Covers the work of the Group Theatre, Brecht's Berliner Ensemble, William Saroyan, Thornton Wilder, Maxwell Anderson, as well as many works by members of the Actors Studio. From the 60s are performances by Jerzy Grotowski's Polish Laboratory Theatre and Joe Chaikin's Open Theatre; from the 70s, productions from Joseph Papp's New York Shakespeare Festival. Contemporary productions include works by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Wooster Group, Robert Wilson, and Richard Foreman.
Some of the authors represented include Sean O'Casey, Jean Cocteau, Derek Walcott, John Millington Synge, Voltaire, August Strindberg, Moliere, D.H. Lawrence, Elie Wiesel, Aeschylus, Anton Chekov, Jean Genet, Jean Giraudoux, Sophocles, Alfred Jarry, Frederico Garcia Lorca, John Osborne, Racine, George Bernard Shaw, Heinrich von Wasserstein, Lanford Wilson, George S. Kaufman, Robert Sherwood, Sidney Kingsley, Maxwell Anderson, A.R. Gurney and Richard Sheridan. The performers include Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Faye Dunaway, William Hurt, Robert Redford, Sissy Spacek, Sir John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley, Juliet Stevenson, and Zoë Wanamaker.
Users can create clip segments. Users select which section of video to isolate and can then annotate and save that selection as a playable clip. Clips can be added to playlists or saved separately in My Clips. Clips can be used to highlight personal favorites, comment on a particular technique or design element, or fine-tune a specific scene for study.