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Introduction to rich resources in the world of theater and performing arts.

Major Theater Journals

TDR : "Focuses on performances in their social, economic, and political contexts, emphasizing the experimental, avant-garde, intercultural, and interdisciplinary. Covers dance, theatre, performance art, popular entertainments, media, sports, rituals and performance in politics and everyday life."

Theater Journal : "Features social and historical studies, production reviews, and theoretical inquiries that analyze dramatic texts and production."

Theatre Survey : "Provides rigorous historical and theoretical studies of performance across all periods."

Modern Drama : "Designed to be the primary vehicle of communication for professionals whose main interest lies in world drama from 1850 to the present."

(Above summaries quoted from Ulrichsweb, 2/13/12)

Canadian Theatre Review : "committed to excellence in the critical analysis and innovative coverage of current developments in Canadian theatre."

(summary quoted from, 2/13/12)


This research guide provides resources in the fields of Theater and Performing Arts. You'll find resources to assist with finding articles, books, music, and videos. 

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Online Play Collections

These databases includes full text of plays, selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera.

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