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Theatre & Film: A Guide to Research: Databases & Journals
Now as a part of Bloomsbury Fashion Central, this resource provides access to interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion. It covers all regions of the world, with in-depth content from pre-history to the present day. Can be used for course content: Interdisciplinary and integrated text, image, and journal content on world dress and fashion.
Black Drama, Second Edition contains approximately 1,462 plays from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Some 600 of the plays are published here for the first time, including a number by major authors. The plays themselves have been selected using leading bibliographies and with the editorial advice of James V. Hatch, co-author with Errol G. Hill of A History of African American Theatre and a leading expert in this area.
A subset of VAST Academic Video Online. Provides about five hundred hours of dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance.
A subset of ITER. Early Theatre is an online, peer-reviewed journal that welcomes research in medieval or early modern drama and theatre history, rooted in the records and documents of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The journal also publishes articles or notes on related materials either in Europe, or in parts of the world where English or European travellers, traders, and colonizers observed performances by other peoples. Although primarily focused on the performance history of any art, entertainment, or festive occasion of the period, Early Theatre also publishes interpretive or literary articles relating to the performances themselves. Each year the journal also features ‘Issues in Review,’ a section of related, short essays that together highlight new research directions and shape the field for further study.
Contains about 8000 full-length programs and 90,000 streaming video segments in the humanities, social sciences, business, economics, medicine, mathematics, and sciences from producers including Cambridge Educational, BBC, CNBC, National Geographic, TEDTalks, and PBS. For additional videos, see VAST (Academic Videos Online). Can be used for course content: Streaming video collections.
An indexed, cross-referenced and annotated database of over 60,000 journal articles, books, book chapters and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performance in 126 countries. Offers about 170 full-text journals and 360 full-text books and monographs. Coverage is from about 1905 to the present.
Iter, meaning a journey or a path in Latin, is a not-for-profit research organization focused on study and teaching of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700). Includes bibliographies, indexes, and a few full-text journals.
Provides about 250 full-text plays by 48 of the most important American Indian, First Nation, and Pacific Islander playwrights of the twentieth century. Groups represented include Cherokee, Métis, Creek, Choctaw, Pembina Chippewa, Ojibway, Lenape, Comanche, Cree, Navajo, Rappahannock, and Hawaiian/Samoan. More than half the plays are previously unpublished.
A comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of the Canadian and American Theatre. It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies.
Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries representing leading playwrights, actors and directors. Can be used for course content: Excellent drama and theatre streaming video.