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THE 111 - Introduction to Theatre

Your subject librarian is Joe Fernandez

Basic Reference Resources

  • Broadway: Its history, people, and places: An encyclopedia. REF F128.65.T5B56 2004
  • Cambridge guide to theater. REF PN2035.C27 1995
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American theater. REF PQ7082.D7E63 2003
  • Encyclopedia of the musical theater. REF ML102.M88G3 2001
  • Historical dictionary of American theater: Modernism. REF PN2266.3.F57 2008
  • Ivan R. Dee's guide to plays and playwrights REF PN2035.G73 2004
  • Oxford dictionary of plays REF PN1625.P38 2005
  • Profiles of African American Stage Performers and Theatre People, 1816-1960 REF. PN 2286 .P46 2001
  • World encyclopedia of contemporary theatre REFPN1861.W67 1994
  • The Columbia encyclopedia of modern drama. REF PN1861.C65 2007
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of theatre & performance REF PN2035.094 2003
  • The Routledge guide to Broadway REF PN2277N5B43 2007

 Online Databases

Use the following databases to find resources on your topics:

Use appropriate subject headings when using URSUS, e.g.:

  • performing arts--united states
  • theater--history
  • theater--production and direction

 Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings


RefWorks is a citation management tool that allows you to

  • Create lists of citations of resources from your research.
  • Insert citations in your paper from your lists of citations
  • Create a list of references at the end of your paper

RefWorks Guide

Selected Online Resources
(Check URSUS to locate the plays)

  • Doollee's - Find plays by playwright or by number of characters
  • Find a Play - By title, author, length, genre, cast size
  • Interplay - Play index

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