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Reference Sources

A good starting point for all research, references sources provide an overview of research topics and historical context, identify key events and people, and often include a short bibliography of important books and articles for further reading. Reference books and online sources include specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, companions, and biographical resources.

Encyclopedias & Companions

Online Reference Sources

Specialized Reference Sources

Critical companion to native American and first nations theatre and performance: indigenous spaces cover
Methuen Drama companion to performance art cover
Modern Asian theatre and performance 1900-2000 cover
Disability theatre and modern drama: recasting modernism cover
World Theatre: The Basics cover
The Oxford Dictionary of Plays cover
The Grove Book of Operas cover
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre cover
The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre cover
The International Encyclopedia of Dance cover
Irish drama and theatre since 1950 cover
British theatre and performance 1900-1950 cover
The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on Stage cover