The Federal Theatre Project was one of five arts-related projects established during the first term of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to create work during the depression. This collection features images of stage and costume designs, posters, playscripts, and more.
These images trace the history of stagecraft through Shakespearean prints, 18th, 19th and 20th century European and American handbills, posters and heralds, photographs and prints of the legendary performers of the past three centuries including stars of minstrel, vaudeville and burlesque.
Of course, web pages for awards like the Academy Awards are easy to find. Here are sites with with some extra bells and whistles.
Bringing together performers, directors, playwrights, designers, choreographers, producers and behind-the-scenes personnel from the American and international theatre, the program offers a rare opportunity for students and audiences to see the people who create theatre engaged in theatre engaged in thoughtful conversation with one another. Other programs featuring even more expert conversations are also on this site.
This website, courtesy of the Colonial Williamsburg Museum, features clothing and accessories from seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth century America and highlights the dramatic changes in fashion over time.
Founded in 1999 to connect the theater industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterMania.com features comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews, video content and online ticketing for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and theater nationwide.