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Starting points for research in drama


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Welcome to UCI's Drama Research Guide! This guide will help you find and select the best resources for all your drama research needs. Navigate the guide using the tabas at the top of this page.

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Essential Drama Resources

Performing Arts Periodicals (formerly IIPA) * primarily covers the areas of drama, dance, and film. It's especially good for locating performance, book, and recordings reviews; obituaries; and popular news articles. Scholarly articles from main publications are also available.

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with full text * provides full text for over 100 different theatre journal titles, such as Canadian Theatre Review, Contemporary Theatre Review, Asian Theatre Journal, Journal of American Drama & Theatre, etc. Use this database to locate both scholarly articles and also keep track of what's occurring in the profession across the world.

Digital Theatre Plus * provides streaming video of many different plays that have been produced on the contemporary British stage, interviews with professional practitioners, study guides for select classic masterworks, pedagogical guides for use in both the classroom and the rehearsal, a growing encyclopedia of factual information to help you better understand the history and social context behind the plays, and many more things (ever want to read manga versions of Shakespeare?)!

Performing Arts Librarian

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Scott Stone
(949) 824-8351

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