Dance and Theater – Reference Sources

Chas Scluck and Jeanne Armin of the Chicago Opera Ballet. Dance MS Barzel Research, Series 2, Box 18.
Chas Scluck and Jeanne Armin of the Chicago Opera Ballet. Dance MS Barzel Research, Series 2, Box 18.

Beaumont, Cyril W. A Bibliography of Dancing. London: The Dancing Times, 1929. Call Number: Ref Z 7514 .D2 B3.

—. Complete Book of Ballets: A Guide to the Principal Ballets of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. London: Putnam, 1937. Call Number: Ref GV 1787 .B35.

Bopp, Mary S. Research in Dance: A Guide to Resources. New York: G.K. Hall, 1994. Call Number: Ref Z 7514 .D2 B6 1994.

Bordman, Gerald Martin. The Oxford Companion to the American Theatre. New York  Oxford University Press, 1984. Call Number: Ref PN 2220 .B6 1984.

The Cambridge Guide to World Theatre. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1988. Call Number: Ref PN 2035 .C27 1988.

A Core Collection in Dance. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2001. Call Number: Ref Z 7514 .D2 C685 2001.

Cullen, Frank, Florence Hackman, and Donald McNeilly. Vaudeville Old & New: An Encyclopedia of Variety Performers in America. New York and London: Routledge, 2007. Call Number: Ref PN 1968 .U5 C85 2007.

The Encyclopedia of Dance and Ballet. New York: Putnam, 1977. Call Number: Ref GV 1585 .E53 1977.

Frikins, Ina Ten Eyck comp. Index to Plays, 1800-1926. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1927. Call Number: Ref Z 5781 .A1 F5 and Supplement.

Gassner, John. The Reader’s Encyclopedia of World Drama. New York: Crowell, 1969. Call Number: Ref PN 1625 .G3 1969.

Gänzl, Kurt. The Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre. New York: Schirmer Books, 1994. Call Number: Ref ML 102 .M88 G3 1994.

Highfill, Philip H. A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers and Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1973-1993. Call Number: Ref PN 2597 .H5.

International Dictionary of Ballet. Detroit: St. James Press, 1993. Call Number: Ref GV 1585 .I57 1993.

International Dictionary of Modern Dance. Detroit: St. James Press, 1998. Call Number: Ref GV 1585 .I58 1998.

International Encyclopedia of Dance: A Project of Dance Perspectives Foundations, Inc. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998. Call Number: Ref GV 1585 .I586 1998.

Johnson, Odai. The Colonial American Stage, 1665-1774: A Documentary Calendar. Madison, NJ; London: Fairleigh Dickinson Press; Associated University Presses, 2001. Call Number: Ref PN 2237 .J64 2001.

The London Stage, 1660-1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments and Afterpieces, Together With Casts, Box-Receipts and Contemporary Comment. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1960-1968. Call Number: Ref PN 1582 .G72 L65.

Magriel, Paul D comp. A Bibliography of Dancing: A List of Books and Articles on the Dance and Related Subjects. New York: H. W. Wilson, 1936. Call Number: Ref Z 7514 .D2 M2 and Supplement. Includes dance music, ballet, decor, costume, masques, mime, and pantomime. Contains some brief annotations and author, subject, and title index.

Malkin, Mary Ann O’Brien. Dancing by the Book: A Catalog of Books, 1531-1804, in the Collection of Mary Ann O’Brien Malkin. New York: Privately printed [Distributed by the Pennsylvania State University Libraries], 2003. Call Number: Ref GV 1643 .M36 2003.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Call Number: Ref PN 2035 .O94 2003.

Peterson, Bernard L. The African American Theatre Directory, 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theatres, and Performing Groups. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. Call Number: Ref PN 2270 A35 P48 1997.

Phaidon Book of the Ballet. Oxford: Phaidon, 1981. Call Number: Ref GV 1787 .B275313 1981.

Stratman, Carl Joseph. Bibliography of Medieval Drama. New York: F. Ungar, 1972. Call Number: Ref Z 5782 .A2 S8 1972

Taylor, Thomas J. American Theatre History: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 1992. Call Number: Ref Z 5781 .T25 1992.