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An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Acting.
This journal aims to encourage, generate and disseminate critical discourse on costume and the relationship between costume and performance. It considers costume as a symbiotic articulation of the body of the performer which is visual, material, temporal and performative.
Warning: finding photographs in BobCat can be tricky!
Try the suggestions listed below:
To find images within books in BobCat
go to the search box and click on "advanced"
enter the topic in the first box limited to"Anywhere in the Record"
in the second box enter either "illus." or "ill." (for illustrations) or "Plates" or "col." (for color plates) or "ports." (portrait) also "Anywhere in the Record"
Subject AND pictorial works
ex. Russia AND pictorial works
Subject AND Century AND pictorial works
ex. 19th century AND pictorial works
To find Illustrated Histories enter:
illustrated history of country
To see production photographs you could also try:
Theatre World is a good place to find images of productions
Explore 879,491 items digitized from The New York Public Library's collections. This site is a living database with new materials added every day, featuring prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, streaming video, and more.
You can find more image links on the Theatre LibGuide under "Finding Images/Videos"
ARTstor covers many time periods and cultures, and documents the fields of architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, design, anthropology, ethnographic and women studies, as well as many other forms of visual culture.
American History in Video provides the largest and richest collection of video available online for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries.
Provides streaming video access of 400 hours of additional classic and contemporary plays and documentaries. Users can view the works of widely studied playwrights and theatre artists from around the globe, including many new performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre collection (Opus Arte), Theatre Arts Films, the BBC, and TMW Media Group.
The Criterion Collection, an imprint of Janus Films, 315 of Criterion’s most influential films. Content covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro.
Contains 250 dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Modern Age presents essays on textiles, production and distribution, the body, belief, gender and sexuality, status, ethnicity, and visual and literary representations to illustrate the diversity and cultural significance of dress and fashion in the period
NYU Libraries subscribes to the Berg Fashion Library, the Fashion Photography Archive, and Bloomsbury Fashion Business Cases. Content is peer reviewed by industry and academic experts and includes interconnected major reference works, exclusive articles, scholarly eBooks, case studies, biographies, lesson plans, bibliographic guides, textbooks, video content, runway and backstage photos from fashion shows, and images from museums around the world.
The Vogue Archive contains the entire run of Vogue magazine (US edition), from 1892 to the current month. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been indexed so that images can be found by garment type, designer and brand names.
Women’s Wear Daily Archive is the only digitized source of the entire run of Women’s Wear Daily (also known as WWD) covering 1910 to the present year. (There is a 6 month delay due to the publisher's restriction). Women’s Wear Daily Archive traces day-to-day news, opinion, and socio-economic trends, from runway reports to beauty product reviews.