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An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare

An A-Z Guide to Shakespeare (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Over 860 entries ... Compiled by one of the best-known authorities on Shakespeare's works, this online-only dictionary offers up-to-date information on all aspects of Shakespeare ... More
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 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
A Dictionary of Opera Characters

A Dictionary of Opera Characters (2 ed.) Quick reference

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Music, Opera, Performing arts
Length:
223,605 words
‘a reference book for operaphiles...the answer to a prayer for those who attend operas without doing their homework properly’ - Sir George Christie ... A ... 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 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 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 American Theatre

The Oxford Companion to American Theatre (3 ed.) Reference library

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
579,204 words
First published in 1984, Gerald Bordman's Oxford Companion to American Theatre is the standard one-volume source on American theatre. Critics have hailed its “wealth of authoritative ... 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 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

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