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History of Afro-American Theatre American Plays through 1900
(1700, 1800)
American Plays and Musicals 1900-1950 American Musicals 1900-1950
American Vaudeville/Burlesque English Theatre 1400 to 1550
( before Shakespeare)
England 1550-1660
(Elizabethan/Early Modern)
England 1660-1800
(restoration and enlightenment)
England 1800-1900 Italy 1450-1550 Italy 1550-1750 Commedia Dell'Arte
Medieval/Gothic Theatre 1200-1450


Greek Theatre Roman Theatre Russian 1800-1900
Japan Noh Japan Kabuki Japan Bunraku History of Women Theatrical Directors
History of Women Theatrical Designers Theatre Appreciation Reserves Western Theatre Timeline Brockett
       

Drama and Theatre Research Guide Drama and Theatre WWW Resources Drama and Theatre Sources

THEATRE APPRECIATION RESERVES

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Theatre Appreciation faculty have placed many books about theatre history on reserve at the 1st Floor Owens Library Services Desk. Go to the Reserve List Search, by Name of Course search page and enter theatre appreciation.


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History of AFRO-AMERICAN THEATRE

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theater united states american drama 20th century african american theater history
drama African American authors african american entertainers  
american drama history and criticism theater united states history 20th century  
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united states and s:histor* and (dictionar* or encyclopedia*)
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(drama* or theat*) and afr* american* and (histor* or critic*)
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AMERICAN Plays Through1900

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american drama comedy american drama 19th century theater united states theater united states history 18th century
american drama 18th century american drama history and criticism theater united states history theater united states history 19th century
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(america* or united states) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (histor* or critic* or 18th or 19th)
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AMERICAN PLAYS AND MUSICALS 1900-1950

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America Drama American drama 20th century
American drama 20th century history and criticism american drama comedy
Theater united states history american drama history and criticism
Musical Theater United States   Musicals United States
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism. Musicals -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism
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(america* or s:united states) and (s:histor* or s:critic* or s:20th) and (s:musicals or s:musical theater)
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American Musicals
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AMERICAN MUSICALS 1900-1950

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Musicals Musicals United States
Musicals History And Criticism Musical Theater United States
Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism. Musicals -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Musicals -- Social aspects -- United States. Musical Theater United States Social Aspects  
Theater united states history American drama 20th century
American Drama American drama history and criticism
  American drama 20th century history and criticism american drama comedy
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American Musicals

 

 

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COMMEDIA DELL' ARTE

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commedia dell'arte italian drama comedy history and criticism
italian drama history and criticism theater italy history
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commedia dell'arte
ital* and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (renaissance or 14th or 15th or 16th or 17th) and (scen* or stage or costume*)
ital* and (histor* or civilization) and renaissance
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Commedia del Arte

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EASTERN EUROPEAN THEATRE ( NOT RUSSIA)

 

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Theater Poland History 20th Century Theater -- Czech Republic -- History -- 20th century
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Theater -- Slovakia Theater -- Hungary -- History
Theater -- Czechoslovakia -- History  
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(“eastern Europe” or s:hungar* or Poland or Yugoslavia* or Romania* or Czech* or Slovak* ) and (s:theat* or s:drama) and (s:history* or s:critic*)
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(“eastern Europe” or hungar* or Poland or Yugoslavia* or Romania* or Czech* or Slovak* ) and (theat* or drama) and (history* or critic*)
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National theatre in northern and eastern Europe, 1746-1900 / edited by Laurence Senelick ;
associate editors, Peter Bilton. NW Owens 3rd Floor Main 792.094 N27n
This book provides historical essays on the theater arts of individual Eastern European nations, including the Czech lands, Hungary, Poland, and Rumania.

 

 

ENGLAND 1450 to 1550 (before Shakespeare)


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english drama history and criticism english drama comedy history and criticism english drama to 1500 history and criticism english drama tragedy history and criticism
english drama early modern and elizabethan english drama early modern and elizabethan history theater england history theater england london history
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engl* and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (tudor* or renaissance or elizabethan or early modern)
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engl* and (drama* or theat*) and (tudor* or renaissance or elizabethan or early modern
engl* and (drama* or theat*) and (tudor* or renaissance or elizabethan or early modern) and (scene* or acting or performance or stage setting or theat* architecture or performance practice)

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English Tudor Theatre
English Tudor Theatre - Culture

 

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ENGLAND 1550-1660
(Elizabethan/Early Modern)


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english drama history and criticism theater -- England -- 16th century -- History. theater -- England -- 17th century -- History. english drama tragedy history and criticism
english drama early modern and elizabethan english drama early modern and elizabethan history theater england history theater england london history
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engl* and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (renaissance or elizabethan or early modern)
engl* and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (renaissance or elizabethan or early modern) and (scen* or stage or costume*)
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engl* and (drama* or theat*) and (renaissance or elizabethan or early modern
engl* and (drama* or theat*) and (or renaissance or elizabethan or early modern) and (scene* or acting or performance or stage setting or theat* architecture or performance practice)

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English Renaissance Theatre

 

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ENGLAND 1800-1900

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english drama 20th century theater england history 20th century theater england
theater england history english drama 20th century history and criticism
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(engl* or great britain) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (histor* or critic* or 20th)
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ENGLAND 1660-1800

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english drama history and criticism english drama restoration 1660 1700 english drama restoration
english drama 18th century history and criticism theater england history london (england) social life and customs 18th century
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(ital* or french or france or engl* or great britain) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (histor* or critic* or 17th or 18th or 19th or 20th)
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English Theatre 1660-1800

 

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ITALY 1550-1750

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Italian drama history and criticism Theater Italy history Italian drama comedy history and criticism
  french drama history and criticism english drama history and criticism
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(ital* or french or france or engl* or great britain) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (histor* or critic* or 17th or 18th or 19th or 20th)
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English Theatre 1660-1800
Italian Theatre 1500-1750

 

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JAPAN KABUKI


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theater asia theater japan japanese drama japanese drama history and criticism
Theater India   Theater China chinese drama history and criticism
Theater China history Theater Southeast Asia Puppet Theater Southeast Asia
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ITALY 1450-1550

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italian drama history and criticism french drama theater italy history french drama tragedy
italian drama comedy history and criticism french drama comedy french drama history and criticism
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(ital* or french or france) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (renaissance or 14th or 15th or 16th or 17th)
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(ital* or french or france) and (drama* or theat*) and (renaissance or 14th or 15th or 16th or 17th)

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Italian Renaissance Theatre

 

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GREEK THEATRE

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theater greece history to 500. theater greece history
greek drama history and criticism greek drama history
greece civilization to 146 B.C. greece social life and customs
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gree* and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and (histor* or critic*) gree* and (s:drama* or s:theat*)and (scen* or stage or costume*)
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HARLEM RENAISSANCE THEATRE

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american drama 20th century history and criticism american drama 20th century
theater united states american drama history and criticism
harlem renaissance theater united states history 20th century
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(s:drama* or s:theat*) and afro-american* and (histor* or critic*)
(s:drama* or s:theat*) and harlem renaissance and (histor* or critic*)
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(drama* or theat*) and harlem renaissance and (histor* or critic*)

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IBSEN (HENRIK IBSEN, 1828-1906)

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ibsen henrik
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henrik ibsen and (critic* or interpretat* or influence*)
(europ* or norw*) and (s:theat* or s:drama*) and (histor* or critic*)
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(europ* or norw*) and (theat* or drama*) and (histor* or critic*)

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ISMS AFTER REALISM

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dadaism expressionism existentialism
cubism surrealism
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(dada* or surreal* or cubis* or existential*) and (s:drama* or s:theat* or litera* or s:art*)
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JAPAN NOH

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Theater Japan

Theater Japan History 20th Century  

No

Theater Japan History

Kabuki

Bunraku

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japan* and (s:drama or s:theat*) and (s:histor* or s:critic*)

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japan* and (drama or theat*) and (histor* or critic*)

japan* and (drama or theat*) and (scen* or stage or costume*)

 

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Japanese Theatre
Kabuki theatre

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MEDIEVAL/GOTHIC 1200-1450

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drama medieval moralities english theater England history medieval moralities English history and criticism
liturgical drama english drama medieval drama medieval history and criticism
Theater England Production And Direction History Mysteries And Miracle Plays English History And Criticism Theater History Medieval 500 1500
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Medieval Theatre

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ROMAN THEATRE

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latin drama latin drama comedy rome theater history latin drama history and criticism
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(rome or roman) and (s:drama* or s:theat*) and s:histor*
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Roman Theatre

 

 

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RUSSIAN 1800-1900

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russian drama history and criticism russian drama 20th century theater russian
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HISTORY OF TONY AWARDS RECIPIENTS

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tony awards
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AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE/BURLESQUE

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Vaudeville United States Vaudeville Vaudeville United States History
Vaudeville United States History 20th Century      
american drama american drama comedy theater united states history
american drama 20th century history and criticism theater united states history 19th century american drama 20th century
american drama history and criticism american drama 19th century theater united states
vaudeville
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HISTORY OF WOMEN THEATRICAL DIRECTORS

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Women In The Theater Women Theatrical Producers And Directors   Theater united states history
Women Drama american drama American drama -- Women authors.
American drama history and criticism    
 
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