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THTR 1112: World Theatre, 1800 to Tomorrow

Background Sources

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Selected Background Sources for your Research

Reference tools such as dictionaries and encyclopedias are good places to start your research because they provide an overview of the topic as well as keywords, dates, and facts.  Also don't forget to look in the library catalog (see Finding Books) for more print and electronic books on your topic.

Who's who in contemporary world theatre / edited by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe
PRINT -  Reference Stacks Main Level -  PN2035 .W485 2000
History of the theatre / Oscar G. Brockett, Franklin J. Hildy
PRINT -  Stacks Upper Level -  PN2101 .B68 2003

The Oxford illustrated history of theatre / edited by John Russell Brown
PRINT -  Stacks Upper Level -  PN2111 .O84 1995
PRINT -  Reference Stacks Main Level -  PN2035.C27 1988

International dictionary of theatre / editor, Mark Hawkins-Dady ;
PRINT -  Reference Stacks Main Level -  PN2035 .I49 1992 V.1 - V.3

PRINT-  Reference Stacks Main Level -  PN2035 .P2913 1998

Our reference collection has over 60 entires for theatre found here.
If you spell theater with an 'er" you get over 100 entries.

Tips: Try looking at the bibliography at the end of the entry for a list of other sources such as relevant journal articles and books. When you have found books on your topic, look at the books on the shelf nearby to see if they are related to your topic.

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