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Theater and Performance

A guide to theater and performance resources.

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Handbooks and Companions

Analytical Sourcebook of Concepts in Dramatic Theory (1981)
PN 1631 .A55x West Ref

Oxford Companion to the Theatre (1993)
PN 2035 .O9 1993 West Ref

Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis (1998)
PN 2035 .P2913 1998 West Ref

American Theatre, 3 vols. (to 1969)
PN 2256 .B6 West Ref


Play Index (1949-1997)
PN 1601 .P582x West Ref

European Drama Criticism, 1900-1975
PN 1721 .P3x 1977 West Ref

Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism, 1966-1980
PN 1721 .C37x West Ref

Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism, 1981-1990
PN 1851 .C37x 1997 West Ref

Retrospective Reviews

Guide to Critical Reviews, 4 vols.
PN 2277 .N5 S3x West Ref

Selected Theatre Criticism, 3 vols. (to 1950)
PN 2277 .N5544 West Ref

Reader's Guide Retrospective (1890-1982)

An index to the popular magazines of the time and a great source for theater reviews.

Periodicals Archive Online (1665 to 2000)
A prime source for retrospective indexing, PAO indexes important scholarly journals from their first issue to 2000. Some titles go back to the 18th century. Good for any humanities subject. Full text is limited.

Proquest Historical Newpapers: The New York Times (1851--2003)

An index and full text access to the New York Times. Amazing.

Playwright's Guides

Dramatists Sourcebook, 2000-01 Edition
PN 2289 .D73 2000-01 West Ref

Playwright's Companion (1999)
PN 2289 .P5x 1999 West Ref

ASU Online Encyclopedias

Current Theater Reviews

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