Each video on BardBox is catalogued in the same way.

The title is that on the screen, where this exists. If there is no on-screen title, the title is that supplied on the host site.

The year is that in which the film is assumed to have been produced, either taken from the date it was posted or from information provided elsewhere by the producer.

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The member name of the person who published the video (usually but not always its producer), with hyperlink to their host site page.

Production credits as they appear on screen and as they can be found elsewhere. If no credits are given, the video is given as being ‘created’ by the name of the person who posted it.

Actors’ names are given, followed by the role in parenthesis.

The length of the video in minutes and seconds.

The link to the full host site page for the video is always given, for reference purposes (e.g. if citing the video or embedding it elsewhere). Additional links may include filmmakers’ sites, DVD sources, or related videos.

The following are found at the end of each post:

Anyone can add comments, though the editor will remove any that are irrelevant.

All videos are categorised under at least one term. There is not set of controlled terms used; the categories are simply those which seem most useful for identifying different types of video, and the number of catagories will expand as the resource grows. Clicking on categories at the end of the post takes the user to examples of other WordPress blogs which have employed the same category. Use the Categories section on the right-hand column to find other BardBox videos in the same category.

All videos are tagged under the play or plays to which the refer. Clicking on tags at the end of the post takes the user to examples of other WordPress blogs tagged under that play. Use the Works section on the right-hand column to find other BardBox videos which refer to the same play.

This provides a unique link or URL to the post and can be used for citation purposes. Clicking on the title of the post also brings up the unique address.


  1. I’m sure you’re right about YouTube. We have developed our own Shakespeare video gallery on our site on Google at In a few months it has drawn 40,000 visits. In our case we have thirty years of recorded productions to draw on including a complete performance of Much Ado by our cast at the rebuilt Globe. So we don’t have copyright problems. We’ve also secured permissions from numerous sources to add about 1,000 stills of historical performances. Though the site is only now nearing completion, it has already been visited almost three-quarters of a million times. Comments and suggestions are most welcome. Hugh Richmond, U.C.Berkeley

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