Routledge Performance Archive

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Access is available on and off campus to Toronto Metropolitan University students, faculty and staff.
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The Routledge Performance Archive provides exclusive access to an unprecedented and continually expanding range of streamed video and audio footage from performance practitioners past and present paired with relevant critical commentary delivered directly to the classroom, rehearsal hall, library and desktop or digital device.

The archive contains:

  • interviews with key figures in performance history and contemporary practice;
  • masterclasses with specialist performance trainers from around the world;
  • footage direct from legendary practitioners;
  • excerpted and full-length contemporary productions and experiments;
  • documentaries previously unavailable to global audiences;
  • and specially commissioned contextual essays accompanying each entry from knowledgeable practitioners and scholars.

The fully searchable and cross-referenced content is updated and added to every six months. Routledge Performance Archive are currently implementing a broad structural upgrade, dividing content into three major categories of Theatre, Dance and Performance with dozens of more specific subject areas curated by a growing panel of experts in the field and special sections devoted to material from institutional partners.