Definitive research tool of international scope providing citations, abstracts, and some full text for journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of theater, dance, and the performing arts. Includes selective pre-1982 coverage.
Comprehensive coverage of the performing arts, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, comedy, opera, and more. IIPA indexes more than 210 periodicals. Full text is available from 1998 to the present; citations to articles are indexed back to 1864.
An expanding resource offering full-text runs scanned cover-to-cover in high-resolution color of core U.S. and U.K. trade papers and magazines covering film, popular music, broadcasting (television and radio), and theater, together with film fan magazines and music press titles, through 2000. Key titles will include Billboard (1894-2000), Broadcasting (1931-2000), Melody Maker (1926-2000), New Musical Express (1946-2000), The Stage (1880-2000), and Variety (1905-2000), among many others. Provides a broad spectrum of valuable research material for multidisciplinary study of the film and media industries.
Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.
Contains 711 plays by American dramatists that chronicle the history and culture of America through its dramatic writing. It includes plays by dramatists such as Thomas Paine, Edward Hitchcock, and James Lawson.
Provides listings for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and the present.
Provides full-text access to several key encyclopedias, dictionaries, and "companions" on dance, theater, classical and popular music, opera, and musical theater published by the Oxford University Press.
Streaming video resource offering a selection of original productions of dramatic works and theater documentaries spanning several decades, including live television broadcasts, revivals of classic works and experimental performances, and important contemporary dramas. Includes both Broadway and off-Broadway productions of plays.
Biographical and career information on professionals currently working in the entertainment industry, including performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, writers, composers, producers, executives, designers, and critics.
Streaming audio collection that will include more the 300 important dramatic works of the 19th-21st centuries from the curated archive of the nationís premiere radio theater company performed by an international array of leading actors. The collection presents classics of the Western canon, modern works by American luminaries, originally commissioned plays, and high profile docudramas by both renowned and emerging playwrights. Indexing and scholarly commentary from experts add background and contextual information for the plays.
Offers streaming HD-quality full-length films of contemporary performance by some of todayís most provocative artists working in dance, theater, music, and "other forms that defy categorization."
Policy-relevant data on the arts and cultural policy in the United States.
4,000 plays by 1,200 authors from the late thirteenth century to the early twentieth century.
Access to essays and articles published in collections, with emphasis on works in the humanities and social sciences.
Gateway to several important art historical reference tools, most notably, the Grove Dictionary of Art ("Grove Art Online") and Benezit Dictionary of Artists (2006 English ed.). Also includes The Oxford Companion to Western Art (2001), The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2001), The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (1998), a database of images and more.
Indexes music journals covering a broad scope of research from performance, theory and composition to music education, jazz and ethnomusicology. Provides selected full text coverage of the most important music journals, and both scholarly and popular publications.
Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.
Contains the full-text of 93 plays by 18 playwrights, together with information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. Also includes the Native Playwrights' Newsletter.
Biographical articles for composers, performers, librettists, conductors and others. Includes entries from Grove dictionaries of jazz and opera as well.
Contains a wide range of source material relating to popular entertainment in America, Britain and Europe in the period from 1779 to 1930. Coverage includes spiritualism, sensation and magic; circuses, sideshows and freaks; and music halls; theater and popular entertainment.