The library has a very large VHS/DVD collection which includes many filmed stage productions and films based on plays. The collection is housed in the Instructional Media Center on the first floor of the library. Filmed musicals may also be found in the Presser Music Library.
There are many films, VHS or DVD, on the subject of theatre as well.
Use the library catalog to see if the library owns a video of a play or documentary.
The library provides access to more than 250 performances and theatre documentaries in streaming video through Theatre in Video. From off campus, choose West Chester from the drop-down list of universities, and log in with your campus username and password.
Three screen sizes are available. The mid-size screen gives the best results for most viewers. Once logged in, for technical requirements, click on Help and choose Compatibility/Overview. Please email me if there are any problems.
Once logged in, there are a number of ways to search for specific productions (e.g., by title, playwright, director, actor). Clicking on Productions under the Browse menu provides an alphabetical list by title of all productions. Clicking on Documentaries under the Browse menu provides an alphabetical list by title of all documentaries.
Theatre in Video productions and documentaries can also be found in the library catalog. This search will bring up a list of most of the productions.
The library also offers performances and theatre/dance documentaries in streaming video through Films on Demand. From off campus, choose West Chester from the drop-down list of universities, and log in with your campus username and password. Scroll down to English & Language Arts, click on View All Titles, and then scroll down to and click on Drama and the Theater. You can search within this group or within the entire database by keyword. By the end of this semester, Films on Demand titles should be in the library catalog.
And be sure to check out Digital Theatre Plus, which has both filmed stage productions and interviews with performers, designers, directors, etc.
Local 2018-2019 productions at area colleges/universities and theatre companies.