Library

Theatre Resources

Vaudeville Poster

Books

A Guide to Theatre in America.  Lawrence S. Epstein, ed. (1985).  Call no.: R 792.097 Gui.

American Costume, 1915-1970. Shirley O'Donnel. (1982).  Call no.: REF 792.026 Odo.

Cambridge Guide to American Theatre.  Don B. Wilmeth and Tice L. Miller, eds. (1993).  Call no.: REF 792.0973 Cambridge.

Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Martin Banham. (1997). Call no.: REF 792.03 Cambridge.

Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage.  William C. Young.  (1975).  Call no: Ref 792.092 Young.

Oxford Companion to American Theatre.  Gerald Bordman (1984).  Call no.: REF 792.0973.

Stage Makeup.  Richad Corson. (1975).  Call no.: R 792.027 Corson.

Theatre Profiles:  The Illustrated Reference Guide to America's Nonprofit Professional Theatres. Laura Ross, ed.(1984). Call no.: REF 792 The.

Twentieth Century Theatre:  Premiers, Personalities and Events in the Theatre. Glen Loney. (1983).  Call no.:
REF 792.09 Lon.

Theatre Backstage from A to Z.  Warren C. Lounsbury and Norman Boulanger.  (1967).  Call no.: R 792.025 Lou.

Theatre Handbook and Digest of Plays.  Bernard Sobel. (1940). Call no.: REF 792.03 So.

Who's Who in The Theatre. John Parker (1972).  REF 792.092 Who's.

Directories

Directory of Blacks in the Performing Arts.  Edward Mapp.  (1978). Call no.: R 792.0295 MAPP.

Directory of Theatre Training Programs, II. Jill Charles, ed. (1989). Call no.: R 792.071 Cha.  

Dictionaries

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre.  Phyllis Hartnoll and Peter Found, eds.  (1992).
Call no.:  REF 792.03 Concise.

Dictionary of the Black Theatre:  Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Selected Harlem Theatre. (1983).  Allen Woll.  Call no.:  REF 792 Wol.

Encyclopedias

The Encyclopedia of the American Theatre (1900-1975).  Edwin J. Bronner. (1996).  Call no.:  REF 792.0973.

The Encyclopedia of Vaudeville.  Anthony Slide. (1994).  Call no.: REF 792.70973 Slide.

Websites

 Tanguay, famous vaudeville star

Genre: Vaudeville

Vaudeville:  A Dazzling Display http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ma02/easton/vaudeville/vaudevillemain.html
This site chronicles the history of vaudeville and includes film clips of silent shorts, a selection of audio songs, sketches and recitations as well as a list of sources and links.

The Keith/Albee Collection:  The Vaudeville Industry, 1894-1935.
http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/spec-coll/msc/tomsc400/msc356/msc356.html

Scholar Explores Vaudeville Circuits & Regional Architecture
http://www.utexas.edu/opa/blogs/culturalcompass/2010/09/02/scholar-explores-vaudeville-circuits-and-regional-architecture/.

 

Stephen Colbert

Genre:  Comedy

"If You Just Change I Won't Have to Kill You:  Comedy as a Force of Social Change." 

"This is Generally Followed by a Blackout":  Power, Resistance and Carnivalesque in Television Sketch Comedy."  M.A. thesis.


Women and Comedy

Performing Marginality:  Comedy, Identity and Cultural Critique
http://www.asu.edu/courses/fms490bh/total-readings/L-4-Performing%20Marginality.pdf

"Brought to You by Fem-Rage: Stand-up Comedy and the Politics of Gender"
http://www.lcc.gatech.edu/~auslander/publications/femrage.pdf

Chicano Theatre Production

Genre:  Chicano Theatre

Luis Valdez
http://www.csustan.edu/english/reuben/pal/chap8/valdez.html

Four Contemporary Mexican and Chicano Plays - An Analysis
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1983/5/83.05.06.x.html#d

Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit:  A New Direction for Chicano Theatre?
https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/latr/article/viewFile/414/389

Hispanic Theatre in the United States:  Post-War to the Present
https://journals.ku.edu/index.php/latr/article/viewFile/937/912

Genre:  Opera

Verisimilitude in Early Venetian Opera
http://www.library.yale.edu/~rcastong/projects/monteverdi.htm

Before and After:  Ottavio Rinuccini's Mascherate and Their Relationship to the Operatic Libretto.
http://sscm-jscm.press.illinois.edu/v9/no1/chiarelli.html

List of Major Opera Composers
http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/08/ajb/tmve/viki100k/docs/List_of_major_opera_composers.html

Propagating a National Genre:  German Writers on German Opera 1798-1830
http://etd.ohiolink.edu/view.cgi/Burke%20Kevin%2020R.pdf?ucin1277145931

Making America Operatic:  Six Composers' Attempts at an American Opera, 1910-1918.
https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/bitstream/handle/2142/24066/Ziegel_Aaron.pdf

Opera Comique

Carmen:  The Librettists
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/music/NYCO/carmen/librettists.html



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