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Performing Arts: Theatre

Resources for Dance, Theatre and Music

Theatre Databases at Purdue

  • Art Index.  Includes articles on visual design elements:  set design, costume design, etc.
  • Drama Online - Texts:  Includes the full text of plays from across the history of the theatre, ranging from Aeschylus to the present day. Includes non-English-language works in translation, scholarly and critical editions, first night program texts, and critical analysis and contextual information.
  • Black Drama. Full text of approximately 1200 plays by 200 playwrights, together with information on productions, theaters, production companies, selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera.
  • Play Index, 1949-. Part of WilsonWeb Omnifile, this index lists plays in collections published 1949-.
  • Literature Resource Center Online full-text articles from the Dictionary of Literary Biography Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Literary Criticism Select.

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