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Theatre and Dance Portal: Getting Started with Research in Theatre and Dance

Getting Started with Research in Theatre and Dance

Key Resources

In-Depth Research Guides

Database Highlights

North American Theatre Online 
North American Theatre Online contains tens of thousands of records for people, places, theatres, productions, production companies, and more. It also includes more than 40,000 pages of full-text reference works and content from hundreds of top theatre Web resources. The database will continue to grow quarterly, aiming to cover everything related to the North American stage from the 1600s to the present.


Drama Online
When complete the database will include scholarly editions of Shakespeare – the Arden Shakespeare Series; realist works from Ibsen and Chekhov; foreign works in translation; comic drama from Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward; modern classics by such playwrights as Caryl Churchill, Simon Stephens, Edward Bond, Alan Ayckbourn, Christopher Hampton, Brian Friel, John Osborne, David Greig, David Harrower, April De Angelis, David Hare, Anthony Neilson, Shelagh Stephenson and David Eldridge among many others; plays by very contemporary writers including Polly Stenham, Katori Hall and Lucy Prebble as well as the works of theatre companies such as Complicite and Filter.

Subject Guide

Brendan Rapple
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O'Neill Library
Boston College

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