Selected Resources for Theatre Classes
Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Some common subject headings
- Drama technique
- Theater history [may subdivide by century]
- Authors (Last name, first name, dates) and individual works are can be listed as subject headings.
- Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983
- Baraka, Imamu Amiri, 1934-
- Many subjects can take the add-on "--Drama";
- Faeries -- Drama
- Also, many subject headings use a subdivision for criticism:
- --History and criticism [for inanimate subects]
- --Criticism and interpretation [for authors & characters]
Hellman, Lillian, 1906- -- Criticism and interpretation
Lear, King (Legendary character) -- Legends -- History and criticism
|Guide to Critical Reviews
PN 2266 .S16
|Index to critical play reviews published before 1973; has a 1982 supplement; separate volumes for American Drama, Musicals and Foreign Drama.|
|New York Theatre Critics' Reviews
PN 2000 .N3 1940-1996
|Full articles from several New York newspapers, covering reviews of Broadway, off-Broadway and regional-theatre productions.|
- International Federation for Theatre Research
- Resource guide to theatre from many different eras and areas
- Theatre History on the Web
- A guide to online resources in theatre history.
- Internet Broadway Database
- "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."
- The Costumer's Manifesto
- Costume history, timeslines and links to instructions for making costumes.
- Digital Theatre Archive
- An impressive collection of mostly programs from Northern Irish theatres; also included are some handbills, posters, photographs, letters, news cuttings and unpublished scripts.
Reviews and Periodicals
Periodical indexes and databases for Theatre Research
|International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance||Indexing and (some) full text articles and books on theatre and theatre history.|
|America: History and Life||Articles and books on U.S andCanadian history, prehistory-present.|
|Historical Abtracts||Articles and books on non-U.S/Canadian history, 1450-present.|
|Humanities Full Text
|Scholarly articles in the humanities, with some fulltext|
|Academic Search Complete||Indexes about 2000 periodicals -- both scholarly journals and popular magazines; covers 1986-Present, with some fulltext coverage starting in the early 1990s.|
|Nexis Uni||Full text newspapers, ca. 1980-present, including theatre reviews. Covers both U.S. and national newspapers.|
|New York Times - Historical||Full text and page images of the New York Times, 1851 - 5 years ago.|
|American Drama Criticism
Ref. PS 332 .D7 P33 1992
|Index to critical reviews of American plays from 1890 - 1990|
|Primarily a language and literature database, this will cover the literary aspects of drama.|
|New York Times Index
|To find theatre reviews under Theatre - [title of play]. NYT Index can be found in the Indexes shelving downstairs in the periodical area.|
|New York Theatre Wire||Current New York theatre news and reviews|
- At Wittenberg:
- Online Fulltext Journal Listing -- covers periodicals in electronic form only; follow the "Repeat Search on In-Library Periodical Holdings" to find out about print coverage of journals.
- At other Ohio academic libraries:
- OhioLINK Central Catalog (Note: you cannot get periodicals through OhioLINK)
Compiled by Ken Irwin.