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Shakespeare in the Heilbrun Music & Media Library: A Guide to Audio and Visual Resources: Streaming Resources

A curated list of audio and video recordings of Shakespeare's plays available for check-out in the Marian K. Heilbrun Music and Media Library

Streaming Resources

The Marian K. Heilbrun Music & Media Library offers many streaming resources for both audio and video. These resources are available to current Emory faculty, staff, and students. 

The links on the right will take you directly to the login page for these databases.  You will find everything from streaming access to Kurasawa's "Throne of Blood" (available through Kanopy Streaming Video) to multiple productions of Verdi's opera "Falstaff" (Met on Demand) and even a 2-hour video introduction to performing Shakespeare (Alexander Street Press accessed through "Music Online Listening")

Explore these resources and more by clicking a Quick Link to the right, logging in with your Net ID and password, and searching for the keyword "Shakespeare."

Video Streaming

Currently, the library provides access to over 25,000 streaming videos, most of which are searchable in discoverE. They include a mix of
feature films, documentaries, performing arts and instructional videos. Our primary focus is on academic use, which can encompass popular titles as well.

Please bear in mind that many popular feature films (i.e. Hollywood movies) are not currently available for streaming to the academic market. They are only available on physical media such as DVDs. The Music and Media Library holds over 28,000 DVDs, the majority of which are available for students to check out overnight through our DVD-LEND program.

Video Streaming Collections:

Open Access Resources

Open Access Resources:

What is Open Access?

Open Access identified resources are resources which are free and immediately available online for all people.  And it further means that all people have the right to use these marked resources freely (with little to no copyright or licensing restrictions). 

Here is a selection of Open Access Shakespeare Resources:

MIT Global Shakespeares

  • The MIT Global Shakespeares Video & Performance Archive is a collaborative project providing online access to performances of Shakespeare from many parts of the world as well as essays and metadata provided by scholars and educators in the field.

Open Source Shakespeare from George Mason University

  • Open Source Shakespeare attempts to be the best free Web site containing Shakespeare's complete works. It is intended for scholars, thespians, and Shakespeare lovers of every kind. OSS includes the 1864 Globe Edition of the complete works, which was the definitive single-volume Shakespeare edition for over a half-century.

Shakespeare and the Players at Emory University

  • Shakespeare & the Players is an online exhibition of nearly 1,000 postcards featuring many famous English and American actors who performed Shakespeare’s plays for late Victorian and Edwardian audiences.

Shakespeare's Globe


Shakespeare's Globe on Screen

The Drama Online Library offers streaming video access to a number of recent productions from the acclaimed Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

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