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Theatre

This guide contains library resources on Theatre, Stagecraft, and the Performing Arts, as well as links to internal and external sources on these subjects

Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

Need to select a research topic or find background information?  

The Reference Collection includes a variety of different sources, such as: subject-focused encyclopedias, handbooks, almanacs, maps/atlases, statistical compendiums, dictionaries, and more. Look here to find introductory articles on subject-related topics. The broad perspective offered by such articles often proves helpful for narrowing research topics before pursuing more in-depth information. 

This guide provides some recommendations for encyclopedias and other reference resources that might provide helpful information relating to your topic.

Recommended Subject-Focused Encyclopedias

The American Repertory Theatre Reference Book

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Encyclopedia of Identity

Electronic Resource.

Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre

Nancy Thompson Library Main Collection

Shakespeare's Theatre

Electronic Resource

Multimedia Resources

The following links provide plays as well as general performance links, including behind-the-scenes video and technical resources.