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The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre

The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
492,086 words
This concise version of the acclaimed Oxford Companion to the Theatre covers all aspects of theatre worldwide and throughout the ages. It contains entries on a vast range of theatrical ... More
The Grove Book of Operas

The Grove Book of Operas (2 ed.)   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
519,807 words
Illustration(s):
194
“The Grove Book of Operas, Second Edition, should be on every opera-lover's short list of indispensable reference books. Highly recommended. ” - Gary Hoffman, Opera Today. ... More
The Grove Book of Opera Singers

The Grove Book of Opera Singers (2 ed.)   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
405,699 words
Illustration(s):
89
Covering over 1500 singers from the birth of opera to the present day, this marvellous volume will be an essential resource for all serious opera lovers and an indispensable companion to ... More
The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
696,804 words
This exciting theatre companion, edited by a former literary manager of the Royal Shakespeare Company, includes over 2500 entries that range widely over theatre in the last century. It ... More
The International Encyclopedia of Dance

The International Encyclopedia of Dance   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
2.55 million words
1998 Choice Outstanding Academic Book ... 1998 Library Journal Best Reference 1998 ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source With nearly 2,000 articles written by ... More
The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre

The Oxford Companion to Indian Theatre   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
297,316 words
TheOxford Companion to Indian Theatre is the first reference work embracing both rural and urban modes of Indian theatre spanning its entire history of over 2000 years. Now accessible ... More
The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays   Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
‘an astonishing work of scholarly reference that fills a conspicuous gap in the theatrical market ’, Michael Billington ... The Oxford ... More
The Oxford Companion to the American Musical

The Oxford Companion to the American Musical   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Performing arts, Music
Length:
567,408 words
Illustration(s):
164
‘Amazingly comprehensive and thoroughly researched, The Oxford Companion to the American Musical is a must for any theatre professional or theatre fan.’ Stephen ... More
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare

The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare studies and criticism, Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
486,965 words
Illustration(s):
2
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original editors in 2011. ... From the conjectured identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to the misprints in ... More
The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance

The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance   Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
529,581 words
This Oxford Companion is based on the celebrated Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, and covers styles and movements, organizations, regions and traditions; it has a ... More

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