Drama Online

Drama Online offers full text plays from new and established writers together with scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis, and audio and video content. The University of Sheffield subscription includes:

  • Playtexts and scholarly works from Faber and Faber, and modern plays, student editions and other texts from Bloomsbury's Methuen Drama and Arden Shakespeare imprints
  • Audio plays from L.A. Theatre Works
  • Playtexts from Nick Hern Books
  • Shakespeare's Globe on Screen Film Collection
  • Hamlet the Film starring Maxine Peake
  • Filmed theatre productions from Stage on Screen
  • Shakespeare in the Present - a video acting Masterclass from Patsy Rodenburg

Signing up for a free personal account will allow you to make use of the personalisation tools, including saving searches and viewing your search history, bookmarking content, and making notes against the text.


If you are on campus, access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Drama Online website. If you are off campus, please see information about the institutional username and password for off campus access.

Please note that our subscription does not include the BBC Drama Films or the NBC Universal Hollow Crown Series.


If you experience any difficulties in using this eResource please call the Library Help Service on extension 27200 or email library@sheffield.ac.uk.