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THEATRE Subject Guide
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Bridgeman Art Library Archive
  Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
  Companions, Guides, etc.
  Biography
  Play Reviews
  Costume
  Lighting, Scenery, Props
  Style Guides
Locating Books
  THOMCAT
  PASCAL Catalog/ PASCAL Delivers
  WorldCat
  Interlibrary Loan
  Locating plays in collections
Locating Articles & Criticism
  Reference Sources & Criticism
  Articles, Essays, Book Chapters
  Key Journals       Journal Finder
Internet Resources
  General Sources
  Special Collections & Manuscripts
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Reference Sources:    

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

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For background information and definitions refer to the following library reference works and online reference collections:

The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama, Columbia University Press, c2007.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.2 C723C [2 vols]

Dictionary of the Theatre, Terms, Concepts, Analysis, University of Toronto Press, 1998.         
Main Level, Reference: R 792.03 P288D

New title! Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature [GVRL], Gale, 2009.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

 

A Historical Dictionary of German Theatre, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.0943 G765H

A Historical Dictionary of Japanese Traditional Theatre, Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.0952 L536H

New Title! Historical Dictionary of Modern Japanese Literature and Theater, Scarecrow Press, 2009.

Main Level, Reference: R 895.609 M615H

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama, McGraw-Hill, 1984.                  
Main Level, Reference: R 809.2 M178M [5 vols]

Theatrecrafts.com Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms [Jon Primrose, University of Exeter Drama Department]
Search over 1500 theatre terms by word, browse A-Z list, or use the category search and choose a specific technical area (lighting, sound, costume, stage design, etc.).

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theater: Europe, Routledge, 2001.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.09 W893W

New title! Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World, Facts on File, 2008.

Main Level, Reference:  R 909.07 En19E2 [4 vols]

"Comprehensive A-Z coverage spanning time from the fall of Rome in 476 to the start of the Renaissance in 1500. Each entry includes a discussion of the topic from the perspective of the following centers of civilization: Africa, The Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and The Islamic World." Includes entry on drama and theater, clothing and footwear, adornment.

A Dictionary of Literary Symbols [CREDO Reference], Cambridge University Press, 2007.
The first dictionary of symbols to be based on literature, rather than "universal" psychological archetypes, myths, or esoterica. Concentrates on English literature, but its entries range widely from the Bible and classical authors to the twentieth century, taking in American and European literatures.  
Also available Main Level, Reference: R 809.915 F373D [2000]

CREDO Reference

Search entire collection of 100 e-book encyclopedias.

Sage eReference
Collection of encyclopedias dealing with social issues. Many theatre topics are covered in this large social science collection, however no titles deal specifically with the theatre. 

 

 

Musical Theatre:

The American Musical Theatre Song Encyclopedia, Greenwood, 1995.
Main Level, Reference: R 782.14 H622A

The British Musical Theatre, Oxford University Press, 1986.
Main Level, Reference: R 782.810941 G159B [2 vols]
A detailed history of British light musical theatre following the development of the musical by year from 1865 – 1984. Kurt Ganzl limits his exhaustive chronicle to new and original works with a text and score written uniquely for the show. Each year has a reference section listing productions and cast details for that year.

The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre, Schirmer Books, 1994.
Main Level, Reference: R 782.14 G159E [2 vols]

Companions, Guides, etc.   back to top


500 Plays: Plot Outlines and Production Notes, Drama Book Publishers, 1988.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.2 D569F

American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1914-1930, Oxford University Press, 1995.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.0973 B644A
Discusses non-musical theatre on Broadway year by year, offering plot summaries, production details, names of leading actors and actresses and the roles they played, and quotes from drama critics.

Cambridge Guide to American Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 1993.                           
Main Level, Reference: R 792.0973 C144C

The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre, Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.095 C144C

Cambridge Guide to Theatre [CREDO Reference], Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Also available Main Level, Reference: R 792.0321 C144C

A Companion to the Medieval Theatre, Greenwood Press, 1989.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.0902 C738C

Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre [Oxford Reference Online], Oxford University Press, 2002.        
Also available [not concise] Main Level, Reference: R 792.03 Ox2O [1983]

Oxford Companion to American Theatre [Oxford Reference Onliine], Oxford University Press, 2004.
Also available Main Level, Reference: R 792.0973 B644O

The Oxford Companion to English Literature [Oxford Reference Online] Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.
Also available Main Level, Reference: R 820.9 Ox2O
[2000]

Summer Theatre Directory, Theatre Directories, Inc., 2009.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.025 Su64S
A national guide to summer employment, auditions information, opportunities at summer theatres, and training programs. Includes theme parks, renaissance fairs, outdoor drama, cruise lines, as well as hiring and casting procedures for apprenticeships, conservatory programs, and internships.

 

Biography   back to top

Literature Resource Center [Thomson Gale]
Search here for your playwright or use advanced search criteria to compile a list of authors by type. Contains biographical information from print sources at PC including Contemporary Authors, Dictionary of Literary Biography, American Writers, British Writers and thirteen Scribner print sources.

Contemporary American Dramatists, St. James Press, 1994.
Main Level, Reference: R 812.5409 C767C

Contemporary Black American Playwrights and their Plays: a Biographical Directory and Dramatic Index, Greenwood Press, 1988.
Main Level, Reference: R 812.5409 P442C

Contemporary Dramatists, St. James Press, 1973, 1988, 1999.
Main Level, Reference: R 822.91409 V786C

Contemporary Women Dramatists, St. James Press, 1994.
Main Level, Reference: R 822.91409 C767C

Dictionary of Writers and Their Works [Oxford Reference Online], Oxford University Press, 2003.
British literature from the fifteenth-century to the present including major American and Commonwealth writers.

Encyclopedia of World Biography
, Gale, 1998.
Main Level, Reference: R 920.02 En19E [17 vols]
Alphabetically arranged long essays on reputable personalities who have made great contributions to human culture and society.

European Writers
, Scribner, 1983-1991.                                                     
Main Level, Reference: R 809.894 Eu74E [14 vols]
Volumes arranged chronologically from Medieval to 20th Century. The last volume is an index to the set.

European Writers-Selected Authors, Scribner, 1992.                  
Main Level, Reference: R 809.894 Eu74E2 [3 vols]

The Female Dramatist: Profiles of Women Playwrights from the Middle Ages to Contemporary Times, Facts On File, 1998.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.2082 P258F

Multicultural Writers Since 1945: an A-Z Guide, Greenwood Press, 2004.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.045 M919M
not necessarily playwrights

Theatrical Designers: An International Biographical Dictionary, Greenwood Press, 1992.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.02503 T34T

Women Playwrights of Diversity: a Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook, Greenwood Press, 1997.
Main Level, Reference: R 812.5409 P442W

THOMCAT
Search authors individually as subject or click subject headings below to browse examples of author biographies held by Thomason Library:

 
More info on searching THOMCAT below
 
  Dramatists--American--20th century--Biography  
  Dramatists--English--Early Modern 1500 1700--Biography  


Play Reviews   back to top

Scholarly journals (i.e. Theatre Journal and New England Theatre Journal) include production reviews, so it can be useful to search the journal indexes and databases as well.

American Drama Criticism: Interpretations, 1890-1977, Shoe String Press, 1979.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.812009 Am35A

A Guide to Critical Reviews, Scarecrow Press, 1966- .

Main Level, Reference: R 016.8092 Sa32G [4 vols, supplements]
An index to reviews of plays and musicals produced in New York (reviews published in U.S. and Canadian periodicals). In four volumes: American Drama, 1909-1982, The Musical, 1909-1989, Foreign Drama, 1909-1977, and Screenplays.

Dramatic Criticism Index: A Bibliography of Commentaries on Playwrights from Ibsen to the Avant-Garde, Gale Research, 1972.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.809204 B745D
This selective index to commentaries on modern playwrights and their plays covers American and foreign playwrights, the majority from the 20th century, however some 19th century playwrights were included if their plays were still being performed by publication time (1972). Indexed alphabetically by playwright with additional indexes by title and critic. List of sources indexed for this publication included in back.

New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
An online archive of full-text pdfs of NYT articles and ads from 1851-2004 (latest 3 yrs. not available). Type in name of production (and playwright or director to cut down on results) and limit by date. Results display with oldest first unless changed in right side pull down box.

LexisNexis Academic [LexisNexis]
A full-text news and information service that provides access to major newspapers, magazines, transcripts, business and legal information and much more. For play reviews choose Search News tab. Under Select Sources, choose "book, movie, music, play and video reviews". In top box enter search terms or name of play.

AisleSay
Internet Magazine of Stage Reviews and Opinions

Curtain Up

 

Costume   back to top

American Costume, 1915-1970: A Source Book for the Stage Costumer, Indiana University Press, 1982.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.026 Od5A

New collection! ARTstor Digital Library
ARTstor is collaborating with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to share approximately 5,800 images of American and European costumes and accessories from the Brooklyn Museum in the Digital Library. More on the collection here. To view the Brooklyn Museum Costumes (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click "The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Or search the keywords: brooklyn costume. 1/2010

The Costumer's Manifesto [Tara Maginnis, PhD]
Costume history, stage costumes, accessories, costume and textile museums worldwide, shop equipment, vintage clothing, and more.

Dress and Fashion: Design and Manufacture [New York Public Library Digital Gallery]

Several rare and unusual published resources of interest to students of western dress and fashion from the 19th to the early 20th-century. Includes historical surveys as well as manufacturers' booklets and sample swatch catalogs. Several rare and unusual published resources of interest to students of western dress and fashion from the 19th to the early 20th-century. Includes historical surveys as well as manufacturers' booklets and sample swatch catalogs. 6/08

Fashion, Costume, and Culture: Clothing, Headwear, Body Decorations and Footware Throught the Ages [Gale Virtual Reference Library], Thomson/Gale, 2004.
Provides a broad overview of costume traditions of diverse cultures from prehistoric times to the present day. Examines more than 430 items of human decoration and adornment, ranging from togas to turbans, necklaces to tennis shoes. Explores how and why items were created, the people who made them, and their uses.

History of Costume [C. Otis Sweezey, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville]
Printed from 1861 to 1880 in Munich as individual plates in a German magazine titled "Münchener Bilderbogen" by the publishing firm of Braun and Schneider, this is an excellent source for students who are studying the history of fashion and costume design. One must be aware though, that these illustrations have a Victorian perspective to their designs.

Paris Music Hall Digital Collection [Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Georgia]
The Collection, acquired in 1968 by UGA, was originally the property of Max Weldy who provided the elaborate costumes and curtains to the Folies Bergere, Moulin Rouge and other popular cabarets and music halls. Browse the Gallery of Designers at this site.

 

Lighting, Scenery, Props   back to top

Encyclopedia of Stage Lighting, McFarland & Company, 2003.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.025 B768E
Defines terms, discusses equipment and techniques, and provides information on a wide range of topics associated with stage lighting.

Stage Specs: A Guide to Legit Theatres, League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc., 1990.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.025 G729S

The What, Where, When of Theater Props: An Illustrated Chronology from Arrowheads to Video Games, Betterway Books, 1992.
Main Level, Reference: R 792.025 J236W


Style Guides   back to top

Humanities: Documenting Sources [Research and Documentation Online], Bedford/St. Martins, 2003.

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed., Modern Language Association, 2009.
Main Level, Reference: Ready Reference Shelf or R 808.027 M72M

Writing Center, Presbyterian College
Citation styles, writing guides, and scheduling an appoingment with a tutor.

 

Locating Books    
Library Catalogs   back to top

THOMCAT

790 Recreational & performing arts
791 Public performances
792 Stage presentations

Use the online catalog to locate books in Thomason Library. You can search by author, title, keyword, or subject.

  • Search for a person, as AUTHOR or SUBJECT, with last name, first name:              
  Ionesco, Eugene [as AUTHOR] by him  
  Ionesco, Eugene [as SUBJECT] about him  
  • SUBJECT searching requires use of Library of Congress subject headings. The terms below are examples of subject headings related to theatre topics:
               
 

Amateur Theatre

Stage props

 

Costume Design

Theater and Society

 

Experimental Theater

Theater of the Absurd

 

Monologues

Theater Production

  One Act Plays Women in the Theater
  • Materials relevant to the study of the theatre may also be found by specifying the country of origin, era, literary genre, or the material type in which you are interested:
 

Acting--Study and Teaching

 

Dramatists--American--20th Century--Interviews

 

Historical Drama--English--History And Criticism

  Theater--Germany--History--20th Century
  Theaters--Stage--Setting and Scenery

Subject searching is an effective and precise method of searching the catalog, however, KEYWORD searching has benefits, also.

  • Try a KEYWORD search if you are unsure of the exact title or the correct subject heading to use. Enter two or three of the most significant words from the title or subject you are trying to find.
  • A KEYWORD search will find more items, however, not all items will be relevant to your topic.

  • Place a phrase in "quotation marks." 
                            
    Examples of Keyword search phrases:
    play title "a raisin in the sun"
    song title "bad moon rising"
       


  • Connect words with AND, OR, NOT to focus your search.
  • Try truncation at the end of a word stem to retrieve singular, plural, and other variations of the word.  Use an asterisk (*) to truncate from 1 to 5 characters. Use a double asterisk (**) to include word endings with an unlimited number of characters.
KEYWORD Searching Tips


· Use AND between words to narrow your search:
Caryl Churchill AND violence

· Use OR between words to expand your search and
group words with parentheses:
(Amiri Baraka OR LeRoi Jones) NOT poetry

· Add * to the root of a word to truncate or expand
a term:
theat* = theater, theatre, theaters, theatrical

Try KEYWORD searching with ThomCat, other library catalogs & library databases

 

PASCAL Catalog

If you need books in addition to those found at Thomason Library, try your search here for books in other academic libraries in SC. Using PASCAL Delivers, you can locate and order books online for delivery within 3-4 working days. This service for current PC students, faculty, and staff is a project of PASCAL- Partnership Among SC Academic Libraries. Borrowers will be notified by e-mail when requested items arrive at Thomason Library. Click here for searching and ordering tips.

 

WorldCat

A catalog of books and materials at libraries worldwide. Try searching here to find ALL books available on a topic. Materials available at Thomason Library are highlighted and others can be borrowed through ILL or searched in the ASCAL Catalog.

Interlibrary Loan

ILL is available to PC students, faculty and staff in order to borrow resources from other libraries. Click link for instructions.

Locating Plays in Collections   back to top

LitFINDER [Thomson/Gale]

International in scope, covers all time periods, and contains a wealth of primary literature content, including thousands of full-text poems, short stories, essays, speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.

Inter-Play
Online index to plays in collections, anthologies and periodicals from the late 19th century on. A good site to check for recent plays because it is updated quarterly. Includes foreign-language sources and is searchable by author, title or combined author/title. Note : The citation provided gives bibliographic information and a call number--this is not a UB Libraries call number; it is a call number at Portland State University Library where the database was developed. Note that this is not a large database at present; therefore, it is best to check the print indexes listed below if you do not find the play you are looking for here.

Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published between 1900 and 1985, Scarecrow Press, 1988.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.80882 Ot8O
Arranged alphabetically by author and then by title. Each entry includes title, date, variant titles, and an abbreviation which refers to the collections index in the back of the book which in turn provides full bibliographic information.

Play Index, H. W. Wilson Co., 1949-2007.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.80882 P698P [10 vols]
Current, inclusive index to plays of various types including plays for children and adults, plays in collections and single plays, one-act plays, and full length plays.
Part I of each volume has A-Z listing of authors, play titles, and subjects; Part II is a list of play collections indexed; Part III has cast analysis (locate plays by number of players and gender needed); and Part IV is a directory of play publishers for plays indexed in each volume.

The Drama Scholars’ Index to Plays and Filmscripts, Scarecrow Press, 1980.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.80882 Sa47D v.2
A guide to plays and filmscripts in selected anthologies, series and periodicals.
Arranged alphabetically by author and then by title. Each entry includes title, date, variant titles, and an abbreviation which refers to the collections index in the back of the book which in turn provides full bibliographic information.

Actors Guide to Scenes, Drama Book Specialists, 1973.
Main Level, Reference: R 822.016 G923A

The Character Catalogue: Who's Who In One Hundred Fifty Modern Plays, Drama Book Publishers, 1984.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.204 P442C

Drury's Guide to Best Plays, Scarecrow Press, 1987.
Main Level, Reference: R 016.80882 D845D

See also KEYWORD phrase search examples in THOMCAT above.

 

Locating Articles & Criticism:    
Reference Sources & Criticism   back to top


Literature Resource Center
[Thomson Gale]
Biographical, bibliographical and contextual information from the Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography databases, as well as full-text criticism from the Contemporary Literary Criticism Select database. Contains full-text journal articles from more than 250 literary journals, critical essays, author biographies, and definitions of literary terms from Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature.

Drama Criticism, Gale Research, 1991- .                              
Main Level, Reference: R 809.2 D79D [16 vols]

Critical Survey of Drama, Salem Press, 2003.                                 
Main Level, Reference: R 822.009 C869C [8 vols]   

Contemporary Literary Criticism, Gale Research, 1973-2005.
Main Level, Reference: R 809.04 C676C [194 vols]

The New York Times Archive [ProQuest Historical Newspapers]
Full-text & full-image of NYT articles with coverage from 1851 up to three years ago.


Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Gale Resesarch, 1978-2005.
Main Level, Reference:
R 809.04 T918T [154 vols]
Also available as TCLC Select in Literature Resource Center [Gale]

Articles, Essays, Book Chapters back to top

Academic Search Premier - Humanities[EBSCOhost]
Search this subset of full text peer-reviewed humanities journals indexed in Academic Search Premier.

MLA International Bibliography  [EBSCOhost]
Indexes critical literary and language scholarship and provides access to journals and serials published worldwide, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Nearly 45,000 records are added annually.

JSTOR                          
Arts & Sciences Collections I, II, & III contain an archive of over 350 full-text journals which are searchable through JSTOR or accessible through Journal Finder, which guides the user to full-text articles available at Thomason Library. The collections include journals in economics, history, political science, sociology, and humanities. This archive covers the full run of journals from the first issue of volume one; however, the most current three to five year issues of the journals are not available as specified by the publishers in their agreements with JSTOR.

Project MUSE Basic Undergraduate Collection  
Current and recent volumes of 112 core journals in the humanities and social sciences.



Key Journals   back to top

 

American Drama
Original studies of American dramatic literature from colonial to contemporary times, with greater emphasis given to the period of the twentieth century to the present.

American Theatre
Articles, commentary, review articles, theatre reviews on all aspects of national theatre.

Comparative Drama
A scholarly journal devoted to studies international in spirit and interdisciplinary in scope. Essay submissions are invited from scholars in all areas of drama.

Live Design
Provides designers, programmers, & technicians with tips & trends, news & reviews of the latest gear, reports from the field, & industry viewpoint & commentary.

Modern Drama
Features refereed articles that enhance our understanding of plays in both formal and historical terms, largely treating literature of the past two centuries from diverse geo-political contexts, as well as an extensive book review section. Published quarterly.

New Theatre Quarterly

Provides a vital international forum where theatrical scholarship and practice can meet and where prevailing dramatic assumptions can be subjected to vigorous critical questioning. It shows that theatre history has a contemporary relevance, that theatre studies need a methodology and that theatre criticism needs a language. The journal publishes news, analysis and debate within the field of theatre studies.

Performing Arts Journal
Offers extended coverage of the visual arts (such as video, installations, photography, and multimedia performance), in addition to reviews of new works in theatre, dance, film, and opera. Issues include artists' writings, essays, interviews and dialogues, historical documentation, performance texts and plays, reports on performance abroad, and book reviews.

Renaissance Drama

Stage Directions
Inspiring production ideas, solutions to everyday theater dilemmas, as well as book, CD and play reviews.

TDR The Drama Review
Provides scholarship on performances and their social, economic, and political contexts. With an emphasis on the interdisciplinary, experimental, and avant-garde, the journal covers dance theater, performance art, popular entertainment, media, sports, and rituals in politics and everyday life.

Theatre History Studies
Critical, analytical, and descriptive articles on all aspects of theatre history since 1981.

Theatre Journal
Drawing contributions from noted practitioners and scholars, Theatre Journal features social and historical studies, production reviews, and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production.

Theatre Topics
Focuses on performance studies, dramaturgy, and theatre pedagogy with concise and timely articles on a broad array of practical, performance-oriented subjects, with special attention to topics of current interest to the profession.

Variety
The international entertainment weekly; feature articles, interviews and profiles, television and motion picture reviews and ratings, financing, legislation, box office reports and news of note on all aspects of the entertainment industry.

 

Journal Finder   back to top


Search Journal Finder to determine if PC has full text for the journal, magazine or newspaper article you need. Library databases are connected by Journal Finder and lead you to full-text if available.


Search or Browse

Journal Finder

by Title, Full Text Online, Subject, or by Database name

Citation example:

Conceison, Claire, Behind the Play, Theatre Journal 63:3 (Oct 2011),

p. 311-321.

  1. Note the date of the journal issue you need before following Journal Finder link.
  2. Default search is Journals by Title in Full Text. Type or paste the title of the journal or magazine into the empty box
    (from example:Theatre Journal).
  3. You may need to select your title from the results. Click on the title you seek.
  4. Results for your title include up to three categories: Full Text Resources in your library (in print), Full Text Resources Online, and Indexing Only (not full text).
  5. Note the "dates available" in a Full Text category. Click on a database that covers the date you need (year-mo-day).
  6. Choose, year and issue OR volume and issue, then look through the contents of that issue for the article you need. Articles are usually listed in page number order and are available in HTML or PDF format.

 

When browsing or searching in Journal Finder, you can read articles from any journal that is available in the "Full-text resources online" group of results. Choose a database from this group based on the dates available and the time frame in which you are interested.



Internet Resources:   back to top
General Theatre Sources   back to top

                                                

Internet Broadway Database [The Broadway League]
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics

Internet Theatre Database [Keith Scollick]

Called the "unofficial history of theatre," this site has been completely opened up to anyone and everyone to add content. Search a play in the database and get unofficial information on recent productions: theatre, artistic/production staff, origional broadwas cast, comments, and more.

Justin’s Drama & Theater Links  [Justin Cash, Head of Drama at Avila College, Melbourne, Australia]

Theatre Productions and Players, 1920s - 1957: Vandamme Studio Photography [NYPL Digital Gallery]
The thousands of items in this digital presentation are a sampling of an archive of more than 75,000 images of theatrical personalities and productions.                     

Introduction to Literature – Drama [Bedford/St. Martin’s]                                     
Numerous links to information on playwrights.

Broadway.com

Find tickets, shows.

Playbill.com


Theatre Associations  

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Alpha Psi Omega
A national honorary theatre society for colleges and universities with established theatre programs with the purpose of producing plays.

 

Special Collections and Manuscripts   back to top

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Bartleby.com], Oxford University Press, 1914.

Project Gutenberg
Producer of literary eBooks in the public domain.

Script Archive [TheatreHistory.com]

Choose from full-length, one act, 10 minute plays, or monologues.

 

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