Skip to Main Content

Open Educational Resources: Theatre and Dance

Open educational and open source resources

Attention Theatre and Dance Educators: Unsure where to start? Let the librarians help. 

Complete the OER Search Request form and we'll start searching for you!

Open CourseWare

American Theatre Wing

American Theatre Wing invests in brave work, supports creative growth, and celebrates excellence to bring diverse stories to our national culture through theatre.

The American Variety Stage

The American Variety Stage is a multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville.

Script Analysis (MIT Open Courseware)

This is an example of a theater course available through MIT's Open Courseware. Teaching materials may be found through the site.

The Craft of Costume Design 

Theater & Dance Text Resources

Theater OERs from OER Commons

Drama OERs from OER Commons

Dance - MERLOT

Select Textbooks:

Costume History

Oral Interpretation

Theatre and War

Theatre Appreciation

The Theatre of Shelley

History of Theater

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms.

Theatrical Worlds 

From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, this book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater.

Introduction to Technical Theatre

Intended as a resource for both secondary and post-secondary theatre courses, this text provides a comprehensive overview of technical theatre, including terminology and general practices.