Disciplines & Professions: Drama
Theater Resources from Artslynx
Extensive directory of links for theater.
Eserver Drama Collection
Contains a collection of original plays and screenplays, criticism, and links to other drama sites.
Open Directory's Theatre Directory
Organized by categories of types and aspects of dramatic productions. Also contains reviews, ticket information, and listings of other theater directories.
Search Engine Guide's Theater Links
Annotated links to theater sites.
Theater Resources Index
Provides information about artists, events, and academic drama departments. Includes a place to post résumés and search classifieds in the field.
WWW Virtual Library's Theatre and Drama Directory
Scholarly and practical resources for professionals, amateurs, academics, and students. Links by category. Includes plays and monologues online.
International Index to the Performing Arts (Bell & Howell)
Sources covering a wide range of topics within performing arts. Entries from 1864 to present, with abstracts included for entries after 1998. Offers a variety of search options.
Banham, Martin, ed. Cambridge Guide to the Theatre. New York: Cambridge UP, 1995.
Covers the history and practice of worldwide theater. Thousands of entries are listed alphabetically.
Magill, Frank N., ed. Critical Survey of Drama. Rev. ed. 7 vols. Pasadena, CA: Salem, 1994.
Essays on drama topics organized by author and genre. Volume 7 is a cumulative index.
Pickering, David, ed. International Dictionary of Theatre. 3 vols. Detroit: St. James, 1996.
Three separate volumes for actors, directors, and designers, playwrights and plays. Entries provide summaries of the subject, a list of productions or roles for people, and critical reviews of work. Covers theater from ancient Greece to the present.
Rubin, Don, ed. World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre. 6 vols. New York: Routledge, 1994-.
Five volumes of this encyclopedia are organized by geographical location. The sixth volume is a cumulative index. Entries cover a wide array of contemporary issues and events in theater and appear alphabetically.
Trudeau, Lawrence, ed. Drama Criticism. 9 vols. Detroit: Gale, 1991-.
Designed specifically for the beginning student or the average theatergoer. Provides critical essays on authors and their works. Includes an author index and suggestions for further reading.
Wilmeth, Don B., and Tice L. Miller, eds. Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. New York: Cambridge UP, 1993.
This guide's 2,400+ entries span the entire history of American theatre. Covers people, plays, venues, and other general theatrical topics. Also provides more than 1,000 suggestions for further reading.
Wilmeth, Don, and Christopher Bigsby, eds. Cambridge History of American Theatre. 3 vols. New York: Cambridge UP, 2000.
Includes a chronology of important events and a general overview of American art. Chapters are on specific theater topics, and each has a bibliography.