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Drama, Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre - Finding Articles

For some assignments, our Discovery Service will give you enough sources to work with.

Sometimes you may want to try specific databases or journals – perhaps your lecturer has recommended particular resources. This page lists key sources for Drama, Theatre Performance & Musical Theatre:

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Databases are the most efficient way of locating journal articles on a particular topic.  They search hundreds of journals at once:


Access the full text of popular entertainment industry magazine archives, including New Musical Express, Variety, The Stage and Screen International.


Find journal articles and other sources of information relating to theatre and dance.  Many articles can be read online.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects.

Tutors may recommend specific journals.  Here are a few suggestions which you can browse online or in the library.


Contains articles on theatre, dance, popular entertainments, rituals, and other genres of performance and includes interviews with directors, performers and choreographers.


As the title suggests, this journal includes articles relating to live performance that uses vocal and instrumental music in conjunction with theatrical performance.


Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text of regional and national UK and international newspapers from the 1980s onwards. Useful for reviews and public opinions.


Full articles including images from the Times Newspaper


UKPressonline not in Discovery 

Full articles, including images, from the Daily Express (1900-) and the Daily Mirror (1903-).

drama: history & criticism
sociology of performing arts
sports, games & entertainment
stage presentations
vocal music

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