DRM 1001: World Theater 1

Books in the Main Stacks

Drama History and Criticism
Performance Greek
Theater History
World Theater
DVD’s & Videos at Dowling
!! Citing Your Resources Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Backscheider, P.R. (1989). Restoration and eighteenth-century dramatists : first series. Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research.
Reference: PS21 .D5 v.80

Banham, M. (1995). The Cambridge guide to theatre. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press. Formally the Cambridge Guide to World Theater. Includes bibliographical references.
Reference: PN2035.C27 1995

Bowers, F. (1961). Jacobean and Caroline dramatists Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research : Book Tower. A Bruccoli Clark Layman book that includes bibliographies and index. In the series of Dictionary of literary biography; v.58
Reference: PS21 .D5 v.58

Bowman, W. P.,Ball, R. H. (1961). Theatre language; a dictionary of terms in English of the drama and stage from medieval to modern times. New York:Theatre Arts Books. A Bruccoli Clark Layman book that includes index. In the series of Dictionary of literary biography.
Reference: NX447.5 .P38 1984

Greg, W. W. (1969). Dramatic documents from the Elizabethan playhouses; stage plots; actors’ parts; prompt books Oxford, Clarendon Press. CONTENTS.-v.1. Commentary.-v.2. Reproductions & transcripts
Reference: PN2589.G74 (kept on atlas stand)

Paxton, J. L., Fairfield, S. (1984). Chronology of culture : a chronology of literature, dramatic arts, music, architecture, three-dimensional art, and visual arts from 3000 B.C. to the present. New York: .Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Reference: NX447.5 .P38 1984

Find Drama/Visual Arts Articles

Databases with Articles contain material published in magazines, journals, and newspapers.
Reference Sources include dictionaries, encyclopedias, directories and more.
info= database and full text info.

Databases with Articles
Reference Sources


Search the Journal Locator for online availability of journals in your topic, or choose from one of the following:

Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England
Performing Arts Journal
Performing Arts Resources v.1-7
Performing Arts Review
Research in Drama Education
Visual Arts Research
!! Web Sites

  • Aisle Say
    This internet magazine contains reviews of plays running in cities around the United States.

  • Playbill
    This is a link to Playbill’s website which includes play listings (Broadway and London stages), current news from around the world, Tony award information, casting calls, and theater seating charts.

  • Southeastern Theatre Conference
    SETC, based in North Carolina, provides educational theater programs and promotes understanding of the theater. This site lists coventions, workshops, and job search links.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
    The NEA is an independent federal agency, “dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.”

  • Justin’s Theatre Links
    Maintained by an Australian drama teacher, this site has annotated links for both students and teachers. Topics include theater education, directing, acting, play study guides, reviews and many more.

  • E-Server Drama Collection
    Here you will find a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism, and theatre links. Modern and classic drama are well covered by this up-to-date website which compiles the work of 226 writers, artists, editors and scholars.

  • The Internet Broadway Database
    IBDB is an archive of Broadway theatre information. It 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.

  • McCoy’s Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies
    This site, maintained by the faculty of Stetson University, is the most comprehensive index of websites relating to the academic and scholarly research of theatre production, performance study, and drama. It is updated and qualified on a regular basis.

  • Musicals101
    As the homepage states, this site is the “Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film.”A Columbia University drama professor created and maintains this site which details everything you would ever want to know about musicals.

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