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Selected Reference Works for Theatre

Broadway : An Encyclopedia of Theater and American Culture V.1,2

The Cambridge guide to American Theatre

The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama V.1,2

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Dictionary of the Theatre: Terms, Concepts, and Analysis

Encyclopaedia of the Musical Theatre

The Encyclopedia of World Theater : with 420 Illustrations and an Index of play titles

McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of World Drama V. 1,2,3,4,5  

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance V.1,2   

Stage Directors Handbook: Opportunities for Directors and Choreographers

Subject Searching

Here are examples of Subject Headings that you can use to find material on Music, Theatre, and Dance in the Library catalog.

Modern Dance--Pictorial Works
Dance Criticism
Modern Dance--Philosophy
Folk Dancing
Dance Companies


Drama History and criticism
Drama Technique

Theatre Cont...
Stage props

Theater Criticism
Theater History
Theater Stage setting and scenery


Music--20th century
Music--Instruction and study
Music theory--Dictionaries
Musical Analysis
Orchestral Music
Piano Music
Songs, English

Music therapy for the aged
Music therapy for children
Musical therapy
Music--Physiological aspects

Recordings & Video

To locate a recording or video, use the Power Seach option in the library catalog.  Choose a format in the search box Item Category 1.  If you know the music artist's name or director of a film include that in the Author search box.  If you know the title of the work use the Title search box.  If you are not sure the full title of a work but you know one of the actors, use the Word or Phrase box.  If you would like to see all the material in one format type, just change the Item Category 1 to the desired format and click search.

If you are looking for DVDs use the format Digital Videodisc
If you are looking for CDs use Compact Disc
If you are looking for Records use Sound Recordings
If you are looking for Videos use Videorecording

Selected Reference Works for Dance

Dancer's Resource: the Watson-Guptill guide to academic programs, internships and apprentice programs, residential and artist-in-residence programs, studio schools and private teachers, workshops and festivals.

International Dictionary of Modern Dance

R792.8 I79B

International Encyclopedia of Dance : a Project of Dance Perspectives Foundation, Inc.
R792.8I79 V. 1,2,3,4,5,6

The Oxford Dictionary of Dance

Music Scores

Aspen Winter Jazz Poster
Roy Lichtenstein, 1967

All Music Scores are located on the third floor next to the Juvenile Collection.

To locate a music score, use the Power Seach option in the library catalog.  Change the Item Category 1 to music scores.  Use the Composer's name in the Author search box.  You can also add the instrument for which the piece was arranged in the words or phrase box.  If you would like to see all the music scores that we have in the library, just change the Item Category 1 to music scores and click search.

Selected Reference Works for Music

Career opportunities in the music
780.23 F53

Dictionary of American classical composers
920 B99

Historical dictionary of choral music
782.5 U74

Music business: the key concepts
780.23 S98M

The new handbook of research on music teaching and learning
780 H27C

Orchestral music: a handbook
016.7842 D27

The Oxford companion to music
780.3 O93   


Sourcebook for research in music
016.78 C82


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