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Oxford Companion to the American Musical
Information on musicals, performers, composers, lyricists, producers, choreographers, and more.
Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
Covers styles and movements, organizations, regions and traditions; it has a particularly strong focus on biographies of actors, playwrights, directors, and designers.
Oxford Music Online
Comprehensive music encyclopedia, with articles on various aspects of music and theatre.
Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
A Chronology of American Musical Theater by
Publication Date: 2002-06-06
Summaries on the general artistic trends and developments for each season on musical comedy, operetta, revues, and the one-man and one-woman shows from the first musical to the 2000/2001 season.
See also Biographical Resources to find addition resources for biographical information on playwrights, actors, directors, etc.
Encyclopedia of World Biography by Surveys the careers and critically evaluates the works of the world's major dramatists.
Call Number: PN1625 .M3 1984
Publication Date: 1973-01-01
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Publication Date: 1984-10-11
Oxford Companion to the Theatre by
Publication Date: 1983-10-13
An excellent one-volume survey of the development of the theatre from its beginnings to the present day in all countries that have a continuing theatrical tradition, including information on writers, directors, players, companies, and theatres.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance by
Call Number: Reference PN2035 .O92 2003
Publication Date: 2003-05-01
Brief articles by scholars on national and regional theatre, social theories and issues, theatre companies and festivals, biographies, etc. Performance is broadly defined to include live entertainment (Wild West shows, cabaret) and para-theatrical activities (tango, parades, public executions).
Western Drama Through the Ages by
Call Number: Reference PN1721 .W47 2007
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Surveys the Western dramatic tradition from Ancient Greece to modern America.