The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library

Theater: Reference Sources

Oxford Reference Online

Oxford Reference

More than 200 dictionaries and reference works from Oxford University Press, including dictionaries of Dance, Music, Opera, and Theater.

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Dictionary of Literary Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography

Writer career biographies, tracing the development of the author's canon and the evolution of his reputation.

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Oxford African American Studies Center

Oxford African American Studies Center

A collection of reference works focusing on the lives and events which have shaped African American and African history and culture.

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  Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre 
 

 
 

McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

This richly illustrated encyclopedia contains entries on playwrights and their major works. Articles contain biographical and factual information as well as critical analyses of major works. Entries also provide a complete playlist of the playwright’s works.

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Ref PN1625 M3

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance

This extensive encyclopedia of theatre contains over 4,300 entries, 100 illustrations, biographies, and a chronology of theatre, among other features. A thematic table of  contents arranges entries by concepts and theories, style and movements, themes, geographic areas, and more.

Call Number:
Ref PN2035 O94

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor

 

World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre documents twentieth-century theatre movements of many nations. The six-volume set is arranged by region; geographic areas include Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Arab world, and Asia/Pacific.

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Ref PN1861 W67

Location:
Gleeson Reference Room, 1st Floor