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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.
   Modern dance


Call Numbers for Dance

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
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