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Theatre and Dance Resources: Reference Sources

This subject guide is designed to help you find resources for the study of theatre and dance.

Using Subject Headings and Call Numbers to Find Books on Dance

Finding Books on Dance Using Subject Headings
Here are a few subject headings to use when searching the library catalog for books about dance.
   Ballet
   Choreographers
   Choreography
   Dance
   Modern dance

 

Call Numbers for Dance
Dancing

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
 
Dance – History

National Dances. Folk dances and dancing
 
Social dancing. Ballroom dancing
 
Square dances. Quadrilles. Country dances
 
Theatrical dancing
 
Dance – Biography see also Biography
 
Ballet
 
Dance music

Selected Reference Sources in Theatre

Cambridge History of American Theatre
Gorgas Library Reference PN2221 .C37 1998
Vol. 1: Beginnings to 1870
Vol. 2: 1870-1945
Vol. 3: Post-World War II to the 1990s
 
Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
Gorgas Library Reference PN2035 .C63 1992
 
Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre Ed. by Samuel L. Lieter
Gorgas Library Reference PN2860 .E53 2007
 
Index to 20th Century Spanish Plays
 
World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre