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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:

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

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

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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.

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

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

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Nexis not in Discovery 

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

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Full articles including images from the Times Newspaper

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UKPressonline not in Discovery 

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

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

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