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Theatre Arts : Online Resources

An overview library resources and freely available online resources relevant to Theatre Arts.


International Dialects of English Archive:   
"More than 1600 samples from 135 countries and territories, and more than 170 hours of recordings, IDEA is now the largest archive of its kind".

The Speech Accent Archive: 
"A large set of speech samples from a variety of language backgrounds"

WAAPA Accent and Dialect Collection:
"A free resource for theatre practitioners and researchers that offers over 380 examples of the English spoken word from 68 countries of origin"


Filter monologues by play, film, TV, as well as gender, age, genre, time period and more.

Australian Plays Transform:
"Australian Plays Transform (APT) is Australia’s national play development and publication organisation. It hosts the world’s largest online showcase and searchable database of the best Australian playwriting."

Backstage, Monologues:
Backstage is an online resource and magazine for actors and related film, television, and theatre communities based in the US. Over 700 monologues available and filter by author, gender, and theme.

Monologue Archive:
Contains a range of public domain monologues; sorted by dramatic, comic, classical and by gender.

The Monologue Database:
"Online collection of monologues for women and men with transcripts and video clips for auditions."

Stage Milk:
Monologues from TV shows.

Skills Building

Movement & Relaxation


The below links are a small sample of freely available images collections by museums and galleries. Imagery can be an excellent source for inspiration and imagination for actors:

Australian Collections International Collections

Industry Links/Organisations