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Theatre Studies: Online Resources

Evaluating Information

These tips will help you evaluate the quality, accuracy and reliability of information you find on the Web.

Authority

  • Who wrote the page - where is the information coming from?
  • Is the author qualified to speak on the topic?
  • Is the site reputable?

Accuracy

  • Is the information Correct?
  • Can you verify the information from another source?
  • Are there references available to back up the author's claims?

Objectivity

  • Is the purpose of the website to inform you?
  • Is it promoting or selling something?
  • Is it biased?

Currency

  • When was the site last updated?
  • How current are the links – have some expired or moved?

‚ÄčCoverage

  • What topics are covered on the site?
  • Is the information on the site well presented?
  • Is special software required to view the page or is it fee based?

Useful Websites

The Arts Council

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts.

The Irish Theatre Institute

The Irish Theatre Institute delivers supports and resources to the Irish theatre sector. 

Irish Society for Theatre Research

ISTR aims to facilitate research on Irish theatre in its national and international contexts.

ASSITEJ - International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People

ASSITEJ unites theatres, organisations and individuals throughout the world who make theatre for children and young people. 

Classic Irish Plays

This website provides access to scripts by the great Irish playwrights whose work has entered - or partially entered - the public domain.

TheatreCrafts

This website provides information about technical theatre. It is a developing resource for students, theatre technicians, designers and practitioners.

The Abbey Theatre - Podcasts Series

This podcast series from the Abbey Theatre features talks and podcasts with theatre-makers. 

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