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General Information for Theater Studies
Maag Library uses the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System. Unlike the Dewey Decimal System, the LC System is an alpha-numeric system, employing both letters and numbers. Every LC call number begins with a letter or letters which designate the general subject of the material. In the LC classification system, theatre materials can be found in a variety of letter/number combinations. Below are some of the most frequently used designations for theatre resources.
General Reference for Theater
An International Dictionary of Theatre Language by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .I5 1985
Publication Date: 1985
Includes theatre terms from around the world, with over 10,000 English terms plus 5,000 from more than sixty foreign languages. The aim was to `find and define any theatre term which has been used by readers or speakers of English.' Coverage begins with the theatre of ancient Greece in the sixth century B.C. to the present.
The Oxford Companion to the Theatre, 4th ed. by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .O9 1983
Publication Date: 1983
While maintaining the primary purpose of preceding editions in providing a solid survey of the development of the theatre from its beginnings in primitive ritual to the present day in all countries that have a continuing theatrical tradition, this new edition offers more information on contemporary writers, directors, players, companies, and theatres, both metropolitan and regional. An extensive system of cross-referencing leads the reader to entries containing related information, and a generous bibliography offers guidance on further reading.
The Cambridge Guide to American Theatre by
Call Number: PN 2220 .C35 1993 (also in REF)
Publication Date: 1993
An encyclopedic guide to all aspects of the American theatre from its earliest history to the present, with over 2,300 cross-referenced entries on people, venues, plays, and other theatrical phenomena. There are over 100 topical entries covering theatre in several major US cities and such disparate subjects as African-American, Asian and Hispanic theatre, theatre architecture, scenic design, gay and lesbian theatre, magic, unions, puppetry, and alternative, popular forms (such as circus, vaudeville, burlesque, tent shows).
The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre by
Call Number: PN 2860 .C35 1993
Publication Date: 1993
A comprehensive and authoritative single-volume reference work on the theatre arts of Asia-Oceania. Nine expert scholars provide entries on performance in twenty countries from Pakistan in the west, through India and Southeast Asia to China, Japan and Korea in the east. The entries are accompanied by rare photographs and helpful reading lists.
The Cambridge Guide to Theatre by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .C27 1995
Publication Date: 1995
Substantially revised and updated for this new edition, this is the most comprehensive guide to the history and current practice of worldwide theatre available today.
The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .C27 1988
Publication Date: 1988
The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre is an illustrated single-volume reference that emphasizes international theater and performance in its broadest sense. A-to-Z entries provide clear and concise information on traditions, theories, companies, playwrights, practitioners, venues and events.
Call Number: PR 737 .C6 1963
Publication Date: 1962
Preface, by J.R. Brown and B. Harris.--Two romantics: Arnold Wesker and Harold Pinter, by C. Leech.--Realism and parables: from Brecht to Arden, by G.W. Brandt.--George Bernard Shaw, by A.R. Jones.--Somewhat in a new dimension, by A. Nicoll.--Verse and prose, by K. Muir.--Back to the text, by R.D. Smith.--Dipsychus among the shadows, by H.A. Smith.--The Irish theatre: retrospect and premonition, by J. Jordan.--Television drama, by J.L. Styan
The Dictionary of Theatre Anthropology by
Call Number: REF PN 2041 .A57 A5313 1991
Publication Date: 1991
Juxtaposing the performer's craft as it is understood in the Occident and Orient -- in the context of plays, combat, religion, and ritual -- this sourcebook on global theatre elucidates the nature of dramatic action and the actor's craft by examining the dramatic event cross-culturally.
Encyclopedia of Musical Theater by
Call Number: REF ML 102 .M88 G3 2001 v.1-3
Publication Date: 2001
Fully revised and updated to document such developments with 500 new articles, more than 4,000 revised articles and dozens of color photos. From the dawn of operetta in the 18th century to the present, this set offers an unrivaled amount of information on the people, the songs and shows in America and around the world.
International Dictionary of Theatre by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .I49 1992 v.1-3
Publication Date: 1992
International and historical in scope, this reference includes nearly 1,500 entries and is divided into three volumes: Volume 1: Plays focuses on 600 of the world's most significant plays, with an authoritative essay on each play and more than 300 photographs. Volume 2: Playwrights contains biographical and bibliographical information and essays on 485 playwrights. Volume 3: Actors, Directors and Designers, features a capsule biography, descriptions: of roles and theatre productions and bibliographic information on 300 entrants.
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance by
Call Number: REF PN 2035 .O94 2003
Publication Date: 2003
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance provides comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date information about the performing arts internationally, through history, and in the present.