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Theatre

Databases
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Index, abstracts, and full text for publications on all aspects of theatre and performance. IBTD is a multicultural and inter-disciplinary research tool for theater students, educators and professionals. more information

Humanities International Complete
Index and abstracts for journals, books and other important reference sources in the humanities. This database provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. more information

Film & Television Literature Index
Index, abstracts, and full text of articles related to film and television. more information

American Drama
American dramatic literature from 1714 to the present. more information

Arts and Humanities Citation Index (ISI Web of Science)
Index and cited references for articles in the arts and humanities. more information

Reference Books
Electronic Titles
Electronic Reference Books (ABC-CLIO)
Click on a title to browse its table of contents or do a keyword search.

Oxford Reference, Performing Arts
Full text reference books on dance, music, opera, and theater. Titles include: The Oxford Companion to American Theatre, The Oxford Dictionary of Dance, The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare, and The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre. more information

Print Titles
The Cambridge Guide to Theatre (REF PN 2035 .C27 1995)
Contains entries on theatrical practitioners, theatre traditions from around the world, dramatic theory, criticism, lighting, design, and much more.

An International Dictionary of Theatre Language (REF PN 2035 .I5)
Defines theatre terminology used around the world.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama (REF PN 1625 .M3)
Four-volume resource containing entries on the world’s dramatists, playwright, and other individuals in the history of drama from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans through today.

Twentieth Century Theatre (REF PN 2189 .L65)
Two-volume resource providing information on North American and British theatre in the twentieth century. Arranged chronologically with sections for American premieres, British premiers, revivals/repertories, births/deaths/debuts, and theaters/productions.

New York Theatre Critics’ Reviews (also called National Theatre Critics’ Reviews) (REF PN 2000 .N76)
Monthly publication containing critical reviews on plays performed between 1940 and 1996.

Theatre World (REF PN 2277 .N5 .A17)
Yearly publication containing information and photographs on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off-Broadway plays from that year. Also provides highlights from professional regional companies, award information, biographical information, and obituaries.

Play Indexes
Index to One-Act Plays (REF PN 1721 .Z99 .L83)
Multi-volume work containing thousands of titles of one-act plays published between 1900 and 1964 listed by title and by author.

Play Index (REF PN 1721 .Z99 .P53)
Eight-volume work indexing plays published between 1949 and 1992. Includes adult and children’s plays, one-act and full-length plays, radio and TV plays, and more. Play information includes a short description, the number of acts and scenes, cast size, and the number of sets.

Journals
Current Print Titles
Comparative Drama
Dramatics
Playbill
Sound & Vision
TD&T (Theatre Design & Technology)

Full Text Titles in the Electronic Journal Center
Fine and Performing Arts title list

Web Sites
Costumer’s Manifesto
Contains links to many websites dealing with a wide range of aspects of costume, including designs, costume history, museums, patterns, fashion theory, and more.

Librarians' Internet Index: Performing Arts

Elizabethian Costuming Page
This site contains patterns, sewing instructions and hints, links to articles on Elizabethian Costume Research, period illustrations and pictures of modern reproductions of Elizabethian costume.

Selections from the Federal Theatre Project 1935-1939
"This online presentation includes over 13,000 images of items selected from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress... stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth and The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus as staged by Orson Welles... Also included are 68 other playscripts and 168 documents selected from the Federal Theatre Project Administrative Records."

Speech Accent Archive
Provides audio of people from many countries reading the same paragraph written in English.  Intended to aid those trying to learn to speak with a certain accent.

World Wide Web Arts Resources: Theater
Search for theatre-related websites by categories, such as plays, journals, acting, costume, stage, playwright, and more.

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