The Performing Arts: A Guide to the Reference Literature

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Libraries Unlimited, 1994 - Art - 244 pages
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Find the best reference sources on theatre, dance, and related theatre arts quickly and efficiently with this new resource. Arranged by type of material, the book describes and evaluates the most significant directories, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, and other works on theatre and dance. Additional chapters discuss core periodicals, electronic discussion lists, useful associations, societies, and important libraries and archives of theatrical and dance materials. Entries are designed to help readers choose appropriate sources for their purposes. Emphasis is on recent English-language works, but the book also includes significant older and foreign works.

 

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Contents

Bibliographic Guides
1
Dance Guides
4
Bibliographies
6
Dance Bibliographies
32
Play Bibliographies
37
Discographies
45
Catalogs
49
Commercial Catalogs of Plays
60
Dance Handbooks
141
Directories
147
Dance Directories
158
Review Sources
160
Chronologies and Histories
165
Dance Chronologies
174
Electronic Discussion Groups
175
Dance Discussion Groups
177

Dance Catalogs
61
Indexes
64
Dance Indexes
71
Indexes to Plays Monologues and Dances
72
A Costume Index
80
Dictionaries Encyclopedias and Companions
81
Dance
96
Biographical Sources
99
Dance Biographies
114
Handbooks and Yearbooks
115
Core Periodicals
178
Dance Periodicals
192
Libraries and Archives
197
Dance Collections
207
Professional Organizations and Societies
209
Dance Associations
213
AuthorTitle Index
217
Subject Index
237
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About the author (1994)

LINDA KEIR SIMONS was Coordinator of Information Services, University of Dayton Library, Ohio.

JAMES RETTIG

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