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Potomac Stages theatre reviews

 Collection 0085-SCPA
Potomac Stages, a theatre review website, was created in 2001 by theatre critic Brad Hathaway. From 2001 until 2010, Potomac Stages published nearly 2,200 reviews of professional and community theatre productions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as some reviews of productions outside the Potomac region. Potomac Stages sought to educate theatre-goers, providing reviews of a wide variety of productions and information about over two hundred venues in the region, all within a single website. The majority of reviews were written by Brad Hathaway, with additional reviews by David Siegel and web design by Teddie Hathaway. The final update to the website occurred on January 1, 2010.

Dates

  • 2001-2009
  • Majority of material found within 2002-2009

Use and Access to Collection

The collection must be accessed online at this link. There are no restricted files in this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Review authors retain all rights to any composed review. Intellectual property rights were not transferred to the University of Maryland. The University of Maryland Libraries is granted permission for the use in scholarly research by the Libraries’ patrons under fair use in Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.

Extent

18.8 Megabytes

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection consists of approximately 850 theatre reviews culled from the Potomac Stages website. Potomac Stages reviewed professional and community theatre productions in the Washington, D.C.-area from 2001 to 2010. The bulk of the reviews are from 2002 to 2009.

Administrative History

Potomac Stages, a theatre review website, was created in 2001 by theatre critic Brad Hathaway. From 2001 until 2010, Potomac Stages published nearly 2,200 reviews of professional and community theatre productions in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, as well as some reviews of productions outside the Potomac region. Potomac Stages sought to educate theatre-goers, providing reviews of a wide variety of productions and information about over two hundred venues in the region, all within a single website. As the theatre community in the Washington, D.C.-area grew throughout the first decade of 21st century, Potomac Stages grew alongside it, covering productions staged by local theatres large and small. The majority of reviews were written by Brad Hathaway, with additional reviews by David Siegel and web design by Teddie Hathaway. The final update to the website was made on January 1, 2010.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in four series:
  1. Series 1: Professional Companies
  2. Series 2: Community Companies
  3. Series 3: Venues
  4. Series 4: News Archive

Custodial History and Acquisition Information

Website harvested using Archive-It by Joanne Archer, May 2010. Donated by Brad Hathaway.

Existence and Location of Copies

This collection consists of an archived version of a website.

Processing Information

Collection processed by John Davis, August 2014. Web pages are retained in their original state and order.
Title
Potomac Stages theatre reviews
Status
edited-full-draft
Author
John Davis
Date
2010-05-05
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
Finding aid written in English

Revision Statements

  • 2011-02-15: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Jennie Levine Knies, February 2011.
  • 2011-02-16: EAD markup checked and verified using JEdit software by Jennie Levine Knies, February 2011.
  • 2014-07-01: EAD markup updated using EAD database in Microsoft Access. Markup completed by John Davis, July 2014.
  • 2014-08-20: EAD markup validated using Oxygen software by Amanda May, August 2014.
  • 2019-08-06: Changed title to be more descriptive and DACS-compliant; corrected access and rights notes; VJN, August 2019.

Library Details

Part of the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library Library

Contact:
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