Web Site of the Week: Global Performing Arts Database
The Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD) is a trove of “detailed, multilingual descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings, and complex media objects related to the performing arts around the world.” Currently, the site contains over 4,500 records and was made possible by funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. New visitors may wish to peruse the About GloPAD area, though detailed search information can be found via the Using GloPAD section. The homepage contains some fine Suggested Searches, including Show Boat, The Government Inspector, and Bernard Shaw. The Production Records area is quite a find, as it contains detailed information for shows as diverse as the 1944 Broadway production of the “On the Town” and the 1996 water puppetry show from the Kim Dong Theatre in Hanoi. [KMG]
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