The resources below contain play texts, playbills, records, posters, and other historical materials relating to theatre. Many of these sources can be searched together through OneSearch, as well as many other books on the history of drama.
Use this OneSearch portal to search the Woodson Research Center's collection of restoration and 18th century British playscripts, representing major and minor literary figures in the fields of dramatic poetry, comedies, tragedies, and operas from 1650 to 1800.
You can also search the collection using OneSearch. On left side of the results page, select "Woodson Research Center - Axson" from the Library Sublocations menu in the facets. Click "Remember All Filters" to continue searching the collection.
62 items from the Stockton Axson collection have been digitized, and can be searched, viewed and downloaded through the Rice Digital Scholarship Archive using the link above.
The link above leads to the finding aid for this collection of records from the Ensemble Theatre, the first professional African-American theatre in Houston. The collection is stored off-site at the Library Service Center. Please request this material via email@example.com or call 713-348-2586.
Stages Theater records contain materials related to play production programs and other production materials from 1978-2016, press clippings, annual gala and events records, administrative records, photographs, and circa 200 audio and video recordings in analog formats such as VHS and audio cassette.