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Audiovisual Resources: Overview
The UNT Media Library contains nearly 35,000 physical audiovisual items and the Libraries also provide online access to approximately 7,000 audiovisual resources through electronic database subscriptions.
About the Media Library: http://www.library.unt.edu/media
The collection includes a number helpful resources for students studying costume and decor, including original documents and primarily resources (documentary films, newsreel footage, ethnographic footage) as well as creative works and performances (period dramas, recorded theatrical performances).
Starting top right, clockwise: As You Like It (1936) ; Craft In America (2007); "Various shots of fashion & beauty" from Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century (1929); She Stoops to Conquer (2003)
Films from the database Kanopy - If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password.
Streaming Databases for Biographical and Historical Videos
Streaming Databases for Biographical and Historical Videos
The following UNT Libraries subscription databases contain a large number of streaming videos of plays, documentaries about people and historical periods, and interviews with actors and directors, etc.
If accessing off campus, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password before you can enter the database to find streaming videos or other audiovisual resources. Once inside the video database, search for the name of your person, the historical period, the name of a movie, etc., to find a video on the topic. These videos can be watched from your computer, tablet or phone.
Titles not yet licensed can be requested by searching the Kanopy platform and filling out the form requesting access to the title that you need. Media Library staff will receive and process these requests as quickly as possible. The form requires your name, email address, and a brief explanation for your request. If you are selecting a film for a specific course please include when you will be teaching the course and whether or not the movie you need will continue to be assigned in future semesters. Most licenses on Kanopy expire after one year so future access will be contingent upon extending or renewing licenses.
Digital Theatre Plus
Digital Theatre Plus provides access to a digital streaming video collection of films of current, leading British theatre productions. It includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources. Learning resources include an introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analyses, scene study, performance background, and historical context for each play.
National Theatre Collection
National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to high definition streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering significant insight into theatre and performance studies. Through a collaboration with the U.K.'s National Theatre, this collection offers a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive. As a supplement to the filmed productions, digitized archival materials such as photographs, scripts, costume designs, and more are available to provide behind-the-scenes background and contextual information.
Theatre in video
Theatre In Video contains more than 500 hours of online streaming video covering performances of the world's leading plays as well as documentaries on productions, experimental performances and interviews by hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors. Dates of Coverage: 1930s– Current.
Opera in video
Opera in Video Contains some of the most important opera performances, captured on video through staged productions, interviews, and documentaries. Selections represent the world’s best performers, conductors, and opera houses and are based on a works importance to the operatic canon. Presents an overview of the most commonly studied operas. Multiple performances and stagings worldwide allow for analysis of stage design, vocal techniques, roles, and musical interpretation across time periods, opera houses, and conductors. Performances cover the full range of operatic composition, from Baroque to 20th century. Streaming video. Dates of Coverage: 1980s - present
Ambrose video 2.0
Ambrose Video 2.0 provides access to video productions of 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between the years of 1978 - 1984. Each play is broken down into acts and is closed captioned.
Academic Video Online (AVON) contains many BroadwayHD productions. Once inside the database, search BroadwayHD in the overall search box to only see a list of BroadwayHD productions.
Databases about the Film Industry
Variety Insight provides data around people, projects, and companies that work in the global entertainment business. *Please note this resource is limited to 30 concurrent users. If you are unable to gain access, please wait a while and try again.
Streaming and Other Audiovisual Materials from the UNT Media Library
Streaming Video from the Media Library
Search here to limit to only streaming video from the UNT Media Library. Once you click on a film or other media, you will be asked for your EUID and EUID password (if accessing off campus), before the video will begin to stream from your computer, tablet or phone.
Just type a word in the box for your topic of interest. Example: Marlowe, Christopher
Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
Internet Movie Database is an online database of information related to films, television programs and video games, taking in actors, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries and trivia.
Video Encyclopedia of the 20th Century
News and documentary footage from 1893 - 1980's of socially , politically and historically significant events. This resources in on Laserdisc format and may be used in the Media Library. Please contact the Media.Library@unt.edu for assistance.