O’Dell’s Annals of the New York Stage, the Oxford University Press Companion series, and Greenwood’s American Theatre Companies series are just a few of the many in-copyright sources included in the Theatre in Context Collection. Placed alongside thousands of playbills, posters, photographs, and related theatrical ephemera, users will be able to paint a more comprehensive picture of the life and evolution of dramatic works.
Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.
Here are some specialized reference works useful for finding background information. They are located in Bizzell, mostly in the Stacks with the rest of the books. A few might be on the main floor in the Reference Collection, so note the location. Reference Collection books must be used in the library and cannot be checked out.
TIP: Also browse the regular stacks from around GT 507 - GT 2340 for numerous books on fashion, makeup, shoes, etc. through the ages and across cultures. The books in the regular stacks may be borrowed.
Essays on English-language plays written and produced worldwide from 2000-2009. Each essay puts the play in its literary and historical context, identifies themes and style, and discusses its critical reception. 2 vols. Bizzell Stacks, 3rd floor.