12 key Scottish plays 1970-2010

Introducing 12 of the major plays and major playwrights of Scotland. See images from theatre productions and related archive material

Getting started with Shakespeare

Resources to help school pupils understand some of Shakespeare's works by exploring scenes and characters or writing sonnets

Playbills of the Theatre Royal Edinburgh

Find out about this important theatre in the 19th century by searching through our selection of playbills

Shakespeare quartos

There are 17 of William Shakespeare's plays in these 31 books, printed in quarto format between 1600 and 1639

Theatre posters 1870-1900

A glimpse of the theatre in 19th-century Edinburgh — posters and photos of shows, pantomime characters, and actors and actresses of the day

Wee Windaes

This site charts the continuum of the Scots language in printed form, from the 15th century to the present day