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  GOLGE Interaktif Turkish Theatre Magazine  (Recommended by Semih Çelenk.)

Encylopedia of Modern Theatre, Theatre Dictionary, Forums on Theatre, Theatre Links Worldwide, Articles, News, Season Plays of Turkish Theatre etc.

 A dutch virtual theatre magazine.  (Recommended by Arnold Meulenbeld.)

The magazine gives a complete and original view of theatre in the Netherlands


Arts and Entertainment magazine with a bias for community artists

 American Drama 


Gruppo di discussione per teatranti e appassionati

 Artez, revista de las artes escénicas  (Recommended by Borja Relaño.)

Revista con toda la información sobre las artes escénicas en Euskal Herria.Visite nuestra agenda

 Arts Journal  (Recommended by Douglas McLennan.)

Daily arts news from more than 100 English-language newspapers and magazines and e-publications from Europe, N America and Australia.

 Asian Theatre Journal 

 Cahiers Elisabèthains 

Montpellier, France. Good online provision

 Canadian Theatre Review 

Contact details only

 Chekhov Magazine 

Audience: Chekhov's works specialists, "the new drama of XX century" specialists, philologists, theatre & drama specialists, stage directors, actors, stage-designers, lecturers & students of philological & theatre departments, etc.

 classical theatre web-site  (Recommended by Christopher Moore.)

Features articles by actors related to specific Shakespearean roles.

 Collector Today  (Recommended by Oliver Neufeld.)

Daily arts and theatre news source online.

 Consciousness, Literature and the Arts  (Recommended by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe.)

New peer-reviewed internet journal on the relation of consciousness and the arts, inc. theatre

 contemparary turkish theatre  (Recommended by ceren ercan.)

plays,news,festivals,links from contemparary turkish theatre


Australian Journal of Media and Culture. Superb online resources

 CurtainUp the Internet Theater Magazine  (Recommended by Elyse Sommer.)

Reviews of play in NY, London, Berkshires, etc -- three theatrical quote pages, major playwright backgrounders, updated daily

 DIDASKALIA: Ancient Theatre Today 

Didaskalia is an electronic resource and journal dedicated to the study of ancient Greek and Roman drama and its reception

 Drama Magazine 

Of particular interest to those working in Educational Drama  (Recommended by gianni cicali.)

Online version of Drammaturgia (Dramaturgy), italian review. Articles and reviews related to theatre, opera and cinema.

 Early Modern Literary Studies (EMLS) 

Early Modern Literary Studies (ISSN 1201-2459) is a refereed journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly discussion and as an academic resource for researchers in the area. Articles in EMLS examine English literature, literary culture, and language during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; responses to published papers are also published as part of a Readers' Forum. Reviews evaluate recent work as well as academic tools of interest to scholars in the field. EMLS is committed to gathering and to maintaining links to the most useful and comprehensive internet resources for Renaissance scholars, including archives, electronic texts, discussion groups, and beyond. (Also holds the archives of the SHAKSPER list)

 EMLS - UK home 

 EN COULISSE  (Recommended by Theothea.)

The theater critic in Paris. Spectacle actuality, Show and critics about theater pieces, chronicles by Theothea.


International electronic journal of language, art and culture. Quarterly. Submissions welcome - see intro page for details.

 Habanaviva  (Recommended by Abelardo Mena.)

A Database of Arts and Cultures from Cuba, Latinamerica and Caribbeans


Rivista telematica italiana sui vari aspetti della pratica teatrale

 International Journal of Scottish Theatre 

First issue out June 2000. Full free online access guaranteed for the next 3 years. Edited in Edinburgh by Ian Brown.

 JTD - Journal of Theatre and Drama 

Annual journal with strong international advisory board, published by the University of Haifa, Israel. The site often includes calls for papers

 La Revue du Spectacle 

Multi-colored Paris-based online ezine, worth a regular visit -- the contents change frequently. In French

 La Teatral  (Recommended by Gonzalo Andino.)

Teatro noticias información entrevistas

 La Teatral  (Recommended by Gonzalo Andino.)

Teatro noticias información entrevistas

 Liveartmagazine on-line  (Recommended by David Hughes.)

 Mykenae Verlag  (Recommended by Andreas Backöfer.)

Deutschsprachige Theaterinformation Print und Online/german theatre-info's print and online

 Mykenae Verlag  (Recommended by Kai Festersen.)

Theatre informations print/online - german

 Nordic Theatre Studies 

Annual journal open to scholars writing on all aspects of Nordic Theatre and to Nordic theatre scholars writing on any aspect of theatre

 On-line forum and quarterly journal  (Recommended by Nick Wood.)

The dramaturgy forum is a new on-line quarterly journal for developing the theory and practice of dramaturgy. The site includes: articles and reviews, a mail base, video and sound footage, databases of links and much, much more.

 On-Stage Studies 

A peer-reviewed, annual theatre journal published by the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Department of Theatre and Dance. Dedicated to publishing articles on theatre and dance dealing with scholarly evaluations of specific performances (production-related research), history and performance traditions, contemporary performance theory, and textual criticism as it applies to performance.

 Performance Research 

Little online content yet

 Performing Arts Journal (PAJ) 

PAJ offers extended coverage of the visual arts (such as video, installations, photography, and multimedia performance), in addition to reviews of new works in theatre, dance, film, and opera. Online content aimed mainly at subscribers

 Peter Kemp's Theatre  (Recommended by Peter Kemp.)

It is an online theatre magazine giving previews of Opera, Balle, professional and amateur and regionaltheatre across Australia and reviews and crits from Melbourne an acclaimed theatre city regarded by New York's Variety Magazine.

 Plays Magazine 

New plays for children (from Plays, Inc.) distributed in periodical magazine format. Some detail online, but mostly subscription info

 Research Opprtunities in Renaissance Drama (RORD) 

Annual journal published by the University of Kansas Press and edited by David M. Bergeron. With a Medieval Supplement, edited by Peter H. Greenfield. The web site has some useful links.

 Revista Telón  (Recommended by Coca Ojeda.)

La primera revista electrónica especializada en cine y teatro CHILENO

 Revue Marivaux 

Published by the Société Marivaux.

 Scene 4 

Film and theatre online journal

 Scenography International  (Recommended by Dr Christine White.)

Peer reviewed journal interested in publishing papers on all aspects of scenography.

 Seagull Theatre Quarterly  (Recommended by Richard Schechner.)

Calcutta-based review


Revista especializada en teatro, Mexico

 Slovenske divadlo 

A number of useful links journal links in this list from the Slovak Academy of Sciences

 Sound Journal  (Recommended by Alan Beck.)

Articles on drama, radio, film, music, psychoanalysis, anthropology.

 Stage Directions 

Lotsa gloss in this full-feature magazine from Lifestyle Ventures. The archive is good - check out the ten year back index online

 Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 

 Studies on Voltaire and the Eighteenth Century 

Magisterial output from the Voltaire Foundation at the University of Oxford. Now expanding its online content to support wide range of 18thC activities


A forum for writing all kinds of performances in their aesthetic, historical, social, economic, political, and theoretical contexts. Edited by Richard Schechner. They hope to have free sample articles avaiilable on line real soon now

 Technical Brief 

Published by the Yale School of Drama. How-to's aimed at theater professionals and technical students. So good that they oughta print it on oil-proof paper

 The Muse 

 The Open Page 

Annual journal of The Magdalena Project. Women's thoughts, questions and visions for theatre.

 THE OSCHOLARS  (Recommended by D.C. Rose.)

Only international journal devoted to Oscar Wilde; new edition monthly

 THE OSCHOLARS  (Recommended by D.C. Rose.)

Only e-journal (monthly) devoted to Wilde studies

 The Stage 

Based in London this showbiz weekly claims to be the world's longest-running theatre paper. Good online content

 Theater Magazine 

 Theaterportal  (Recommended by Kai Festersen.)

german portal - about 700 links, 3000 titles of drama (searchable), daily magazin


Online journal in French with wide-ranging interests. From Andre Bourassa at UQAM, who also runs the influential francophone theatre mailing list, Queatre


La revue THÉÂTRE - les cahiers de la maîtrise publie des articles théoriques portant sur le théâtre comme art de la scène, des textes de création dramatique ainsi que des articles critiques, des entrevues ou des commentaires étayés sur la pratique théâtrale contemporaine

 Theatre in the North of England  (Recommended by Mike Williams.)

It offers reviews of theatre performances in the North of England.

 Theatre InSight 

Designed as a publishing outlet for emerging scholars researching in the areas of performance and theatre studies. From the University of Texas at Austin

 Theatre Journal 

Features social and historical studies, production reviews, and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production. From the Johns Hopkins Press

 Theatre Perspectives International 

Devoted to history, theory, criticism, reviews and dramaturgy. Seriously committed to online publication - great !

 Theatre Record - the continuing chronicle of the British stage  (Recommended by Ian Herbert.)

Basic website, but offers printed access to complete casting/reviews for any UK show since 1981; published fortnightly

 Theatre Research in Canada 

Twice a year. Good online presence. An authoritative source of Canadian theatre scholarship. Available in French and English

 Theatre Studies 

Devoted solely to publishing the research and writing of graduate students in theatre programs 'across the nation'. But the journal, from Ohio State, is distributed around the world. A good place to check where the next generation of theatre scholars might be taking us


From UCSD. Focus is on new performance works that 'reflect contemporary sensibilities and articulate new concepts and forms'

 TheatreForum  (Recommended by Ted Shank.)

An international journal of innovative performance.

 Turk Tiyatrosu hakkinda hersey  (Recommended by Genco Demirer.)

 Website of the review Ubu European Stages  (Recommended by Isabelle Wirth.)

This bilingual page presents the only European Theatre journal, Ubu European Stages. News, archives, forum about the contemporary theatre in Europe

 Women and performance 

Good online presence

 Zeitung für Kindertheater und Kinderkultur  (Recommended by Roman Wuketich.)

Öterreichs einziges Online-Medium für Kindertheater und Kinderkultur