There are over 2000 years of theater history all over the globe. Most of those performances were never recorded, even in a script. But, theater is not exist on a page; only in the moments between performer and audience. The videos below are recordings of some of those moments.
For many of the videos, we are not (and never intended to be) the target audience. So you should approach viewing these performances as if you are a Theatrical Anthropologist. You may not understand themes, theatrical conventions, or the entertainment value of the productions. So, take a little extra time to pause and research the references you don't know. The "Crash Course Theatre" videos offer brief explanations of many theatrical periods and styles. Most importantly, remember that you judge these performances using the standards of your own culture. That is called "Ethnocentrism," when you believe your culture is superior to another. Take the time to appreciate and understand the performance traditions of other cultures.
If there are types of performances or styles of theater that you would like to see, please let me know. I will try my best to find examples.
Bagavadajjukam - Sanskit Theater (India)
Canovaccio - Commedia Dell'Art (Stage Internationale di Commedia Dell'Arte)
Crash Course Theater - Brief History Videos
Freak - Chicano Theater (John Leguizamo)
For Colored Girls... - African-American Theater (Ntozake Shange)
Into the Woods- American Book Musical (Sondheim)
The Laramie Project - Documentary/LGBTQ+ Theater (Provincetown Theater)
MacBeth - Modern American Interpretation (Shakespeare)
A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare in American Sign Language (Gallaudet University)
The Monkey King - Chinese Opera (Peking Opera)
Oedipus Rex - Ancient Greek/Sophocles (Canadian Stratford Festival)
A Raisin in the Sun - African-American in American Sign Language (Gallaudet University)
Sarafina! - South African Musical Theater (Howard University)
Taming of the Shrew - Shakespeare in Commedia Dell'Arte (American Conservatory Theater)
Women Generals of the Yang Family - Chinese Opera (Peking Opera)
Yellowface - Asian-American Theater (David Henry Hwang)