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Theatre and Dance

Class Guide: THEA 211

Performance Analysis

Production History




making the scene

Making the scene: a history of stage design and technology in Eureope and the United States

PN2091.S8 B6755 2010


the making of theatre history

The making of theatre history

PN1655.K87 1988


history of world theatre

The history of world theater: from the English Restoration to the present

PN1811.L6 1991


history of european drama and theatre

History of European drama and theatre

PN1731.F513 2002


oxford illustrated history of the theatre

The Oxford illustrated history of the theatre

PN2111.O95 1997


scenery then and now

Scenery then and now

PN2091.S8 O4


theatre histories

Theatre histories: an introduction

 PN2101 .T48 2010 Internet  


theatre history explained

Theatre history explained

PN2101.F65 2004


history of world theatre

The history of world theater: from the beginnings to the Baroque

PN2104.B413 1991


history of the theatre

History of the theatre

PN2101. B68 2003


century of innovation

Century of innovation: a history of European and American theatre and drama since the late nineteenth century

PN2189. B64 1991


medieval english drama

Medieval English drama : performance and spectatorship

 PN2587 .N67 2009  



Browsing LEO will provide a range of titles on production history if you want more background:

Subject = theater – production and direction

Keyword = theater production italy


Digging Deeper


JMU Library Catalog will locate books devoted to production history topics. Experiment with searches such as:

Keyword = Miller stage history

Keyword = Euripides production

Keyword = Chekhov dramatic production

Keyword = Victor Hugo bibliography

WorldCat will locate additional scholarly books held in other libraries. Experiment with searches similar to those in LEO.



gale 17th & 18th Century Burney Collection
A collection of digitally archived news media pieces from 17th and 18th century United Kingdom gathered by Reverend Charles Burney (1757-1817)

19th Century UK Periodicals

Some scholarship, reviews, openings, news.


Gale News Vault

Newspapers from the 17th – 19th centuries, including the London Times Digital Archive.


International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance Full Text

Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertations covering all aspects of theatre and performance for over 126 countries. Subjects include ballet, comedy, puppetry, mime, opera and more.


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International Index to Performing Arts

The primary database for performance reviews and news in trade jourals and newspapers. Full text and citations for the performing arts, including theatre, and stagecraft.


lexis nexis

LexisNexis Academic

Major international publications including newspapers with opening and closing news, reviews and features.


New York Times Historical

Full text articles from the New York Times covering 1851 to approximately three years ago.

wilson web

Readers' Guide Retrospective, 1890-1982

Popular and trade journal articles, reviews, and news.



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