RESEARCH BY SUBJECT - PERFORMING ARTS

Internet Resources:

American variety stage
The American Variety Stage is a multimedia anthology selected from various Library of Congress holdings. This collection illustrates the vibrant and diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, which thrived from 1870-1920.
Internet Broadway Database
IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today. Details include pertinent people involved as well as interesting facts and production statistics.
Internet Movie Database (IMDB)
The mother of all movie databases containing more than 200,000 entries
Lortel archives: the Internet off-Broadway database
The Lortel Archives, also known as the Internet Off-Broadway Database, provides a catalogue of shows produced Off-Broadway.
Performing Arts Encyclopedia
A performing arts resource guide that allows you to search and browse descriptions of more than 235 music, theater and dance resources at the Library of Congress by subject, title, or name.
Performing Arts in America, 1875-1923
Performing Arts in America 1875 -1923, a web site of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts provides resources ranging from the Broadway theater and Tin Pan Alley to the art of dancer Loie Fuller and composer Charles Griffes, all in original documents, recorded sound, and film.
Playbill Vault
The official database for theatre programs published by Playbill Inc. which provides fully searchable primary resource material for theatre research.
Voice of Dance
Voice of Dance now includes a free newsletter and an impressive directory for finding dance classes and various service providers (instructors, agents, studios, fund-raisers, photographers, etc.) around the globe.


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