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Featured Databases

American & English Literature
Contains works of poetry, drama, and prose. Specific subcollections include African-American Poetry 1700-1900, American Drama, Early American Fiction 1774-1850, Bibliography of American Literature, etc.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

American Drama
A subset of American & English Literature (above), with more than 2,000 plays written by over 300 authors.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television
Provides criticism on contemporary theatre, film and television as well as biographical and bibliographical information on people in this field. Full-text version of the print reference set by the same name.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare
Eleven complete editions of Shakespeare's works from the 1623 First Folio to the late Nineteenth Century, with additional printings of specific plays and over 100 adaptations by other playwrights
(Available to KSU authorized users)

English Prose Drama
Covers a chronological period of more than 450 years and contains more than 1,800 plays
(Available to KSU authorized users)

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance
Index and abstracts for publications on all aspects of theatre and performance. Off-campus access is also available
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Oxford Reference Online
Includes the Oxford Dictionary of Dance, the Concise Oxford Dictionaries of Music and Opera, Who's Who in Opera, the Oxford Companions to Music and Shakespeare, the Concise Oxford Companion to Theatre, and more. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Play Index
An index of plays in English searchable by title; author; subject; style; genre; cast type; and more. Play Index provides the full publication details needed to locate the play in its published manifestations. All Play master records contain a link to the results of an Internet metasearch of specially selected Web sites to link to full text, criticism, and other useful information. Off-campus access is also available.
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Wiley-Blackwell history of American film
Provides a history of American films from the origins to present day in chronological order. .
(Available to KSU authorized users)

Internet Sites

Aaron Shepard's Reader's Theater Page
Peacebuilding and the Arts

Local Resources

Drama & Theatre Bibliography
William Shakespeare Bibliography

Books and Audio/Visual Materials in KentLINK ...
with a subject heading of theater

Periodicals in KentLINK ...
with a subject heading of theater--periodicals

Books and Audio/Visual Materials in OhioLINK ...
with a subject heading of theater

Periodicals in OhioLINK ...
with a subject heading of theater--periodicals

Electronic Journals for Fine and Performing Arts

Recent Stark Campus Library Theater Purchases

Kent Campus School of Theatre and Dance Web Page