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E-Reference Items for Drama & Theatre (17)

Name Description
Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre Offers “over 2500 entries that range widely over theatre in the last century”. Features scholarly entries as well as contributions by “professional theatre insiders.” [RR]
Encyclopedia of Canadian Theatre "An encyclopaedia on Canadian Theatre, with entries on actors, playwrights, directors, producers, designers, theatre organizations and institutions, composers and plays."
Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment The coverage from 1670 to 1815 includes Western Europe, North America, Brazil, and Iberian, Russian, Jewish, and Eastern European cultures. [RR]
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages Provides articles on all aspects of the period from the fifth to the fifteenth century. [RR]
International Encyclopedia of Dance Covers of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Includes dance forms, music and costumes, performances, and biographies of dancers and choreographers. [RR]
Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Calendar of events, news archives and other information.
Lost & Found Theatre

A collective of theatre professionals in Waterloo Region.

MT Space Multicultural Theatre in Waterloo region
Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance Covers all aspects of the Renaissance in 14th to 17th century Europe, including the art, literature, science, culture, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and conflict of the period. [RR]
Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature Provides comprehensive coverage of the entire history of literature in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland in the major literary languages. [RR]
Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation Covers the entire range of religious and social changes that altered Europe in the sixteenth century, including issues of church polity and theology, developments in politics, economics, demographics, art and literature. [RR]
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance Provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments around the globe. “In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions.” [RR]
Oxford English Dictionary

“This web site provides access to OED online, the material contained in the acclaimed 20-volume Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary and the 3 volumes of Additions, and draft material from the current OED project, representing the latest progress toward a completely revised and updated Third Edition.”

Oxford Handbook of Rhetorical Studies This handbook is currently in development; see the Contents for specific articles. [RR]
St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture This 2nd ed. covers “topics and persons in major areas of popular culture: film; music; print culture; social life; sports; television and radio; and art and performance (which include theater, dance, stand-up comedy, and other live performances”. [RR]
Theatre Ontario Links to Web sites for theatres around the province.
Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals, 1800-1900 A directory of 50,000 newspapers and periodical publications published in England during the 19th century. This edition of the directory is the second in a series of five. Series 3-5 are forthcoming. Ultimately the 5th and final edition will provide descriptive entries for some 125,000 titles. [RR]

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