Finding monologues, scenes and one-act plays
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Acting -- Auditions
One-act plays

1/2/3/4 for the show : a guide to small-cast one-act plays
Print Location:  Main Reference Z5781 .H46 1995  (2 vols.)
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Background & Context Sources

Key concepts in drama and performance
Print Location: Main Reference PN1579 .P53 2005


Drama Online Restricted Resource Some full text available
A digital library of plays from Aeschylus to the present day. Also includes critical analysis, contextual information, and reference information
Humanities International Complete Restricted Resource Some full text available
Index to journals, books and reference sources in all humanities disciplines, as well as selected original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, and illustrations, with some content available full-text.
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance Restricted Resource Some full text available
Full text of journal articles on all aspects of theater and performance, plus indexing for books, book articles and dissertation abstracts.

MLA International Bibliography Restricted Resource
Index to books, essays, and journal articles on modern languages, literatures, folklore and linguistics. Topics include literary theory, criticism, folk literature and belief systems, linguistics, semantics, translation, dramatic arts, and history of printing and publishing. Covers literature worldwide and includes materials in all genres and in foreign languages.
Dates of Coverage: 1926 to date
New York Times (1851-2014) Restricted Resource Some full text available
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Performing Arts Periodicals Database Restricted Resource
Indexes over 200 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. Also indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events.

Dates of Coverage: 1864 to date
Physical Education Index Restricted Resource
Indexes peer-reviewed journals, reports, conference proceedings, trade magazines, patents, articles from the popular press, books.
Dates of Coverage: 1970 to date
World Shakespeare Bibliography Restricted Resource
World Shakespeare Bibliography is a comprehensive record of scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and early modern England. The database is international in scope, representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Australasia, listing items in more than 120 languages. It provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, films, audio recordings, and electronic media.

Dates of Coverage: 1960 -

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Internet Broadway Database
The official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.
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