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Acting: The Basics by
Publication Date: 2010-05-07
A practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, skilfully combining ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry. It covers key areas such as: the development of modern drama and acting processes over the years the approach and legacy of acting pioneers and practitioners from around the world acting techniques and practicalities, including training, auditioning, rehearsing and performing both for stage and camera.
The Cambridge Guide to Theatre
Offers a wealth of information on the history and present practice of theatre in all parts of the world. Written by a team of international experts, it clearly depicts the dynamic interaction of performance traditions from all cultures in present-day theatre. While saluting the history and traditions of 'high' art in the theatre, the Guide also celebrates the importance of 'low' art: the energy and animation that has infused popular theatre and popular entertainment for thousands of years
Ghost Light by
Publication Date: 2010-03-16
Offers useful and entertaining answers to the confounding questions: What, exactly, is dramaturgy, and what does a dramaturg do? Dramaturgy is a skill that is essential to all theater practitioners, not just professional or aspiring dramaturgs.
Making Theatre by
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
The reality of a play is in its performance. Making Theatre focuses on the processes by which performance is realized, analyzing three major areas: "Words" and the interpretation of text; "Vision" including scenery, costume and lighting; and "Music" which illustrates the importance of music in all stage action.
Publication Date: 2010-11-30
Provides fundamental reference data, plot synopses and critical evaluations of the most important works in all genres throughout history and around the world.
Theatre & Drama Specific Research Databases
Gale Literature Gale Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases Contemporary Authors and Literature Resource Center. You can research authors and their works, literary movements and genres and find full text of literary works, journal articles, literature criticism, reviews, biographical information and overviews.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I & V Provides access to the highest-quality academic journals, books, and primary sources in art and art history, classical studies, history, language and literature, music, philosophy, and political science. Collections on JSTOR include the complete archival record of each journal. Coverage begins at the first volume and issue of the journal ever published, and extends up to a publication date usually set in the past three to five years.
Literary Reference Center This comprehensive full-text database provides a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and time-frames—to give students, professors, and researchers a foundation of literary reference works to meet their research needs. Also includes full-text ebooks of literary classics.
Literature Resource Center The world’s most current, comprehensive and reliable online literature database, Literature Resource Center is uniquely relevant to today’s researcher. Its rich critical, biographical and contextual content supports interdisciplinary approaches, information literacy and the development of critical-thinking skills. Full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines are combined with critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.
Research Library: The Arts Includes thousands of full-text titles, with a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, professional and trade publications, important and general interest magazines covering Music, Theatre, Film, TV, Dance, Architecture, Art, and Design. *This is a Traveler resource. The Traveler Statewide Resource project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Power Search Tools
Use these to find all types of source, including research starters (explainers), scholarly/academic sources and popular sources, such as news, magazines, books, and more.
The Library's most powerful search tool lets you search a majority of all available search tools at once.
Gale Power Search
A great choice for beginning college researchers, this search tool is easy to use and searches all of the Gale tools at once.
This user-friendly and powerful tool searches all ProQuest content at once, good scholarly sources that "Search Everything" might miss.