Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Faber and Faber Limited announced a new partnership to develop a digital content platform for libraries, educators, students and researchers to be sold via subscription and perpetual access to academic institutions. Drama Online, launching in October 2012, is an online resource for plays, critical analysis, and performance. It features drama lists from Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, and Faber and Faber, Drama Online will offer a complete digital library of acclaimed plays from the last two and a half thousand years.
Drama Online will provide unique access to the finest drama literature, from the works of Aeschylus in 5th Century BC to the present day. Titles will include scholarly editions of Shakespeare, realist works from Ibsen and Chekhov, foreign works in translation, comic masterpieces from Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward, and modern classics by writers such as Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, Edward Bond, Alan Ayckbourn, Christopher Hampton, Brian Friel, John Osborne, and David Greig.
In addition Drama Online will offer expert guidance in the form of scholarly notes, annotated texts, critical analysis and contextual information.