Theatre and Drama

Gale Literary Databases

Alternative Titles
Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography
Description

Simultaneous searching of three premier literature resources: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Provides in-depth information on the lives and writings of nearly 100,000 authors.

Type
Encyclopedia
Coverage
Current cumulative editions.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8981
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World Shakespeare Bibliography Online

Alternative Titles
WSB Online
WSB
Description

This release of The World Shakespeare Bibliography Online provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare and published or produced between 1960 and 2013. The scope is international, with coverage extending to more than 118 languages and representing every country in North America, South America, and Europe, and nearly every country in Asia, Africa, and Australasia. The more than 134,000 records in this version cite several hundred thousand additional reviews of books, productions, films, and audio recordings.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1960-2013
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8889
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Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro (TESO) (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
Teatro Español del Siglo de Oro (TESO) (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Description

A full text database of over 800 plays comprising 68 volumes written by the sixteen most prolific dramatists of the Spanish Golden Age (XVI and XVII centuries), including Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca and Tirso de Molina.

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8763
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Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (DLPS version)

Alternative Titles
Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare (Chadwyck-Healey version)
Shakespeare: Editions and Adaptations (DLPS version)
Description

Contains eleven major editions from the First Folio of 1623 to the Cambridge edition of 1863–66, twenty-eight separate contemporary printings of individual plays and poems, selected apocrypha, and related works. In addition, it contains more than one hundred adaptations, sequels and burlesques from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the whole of Bell's Acting Edition of Shakespeare's Plays (1774).

Editorial Policy: No attempt has been made to standardise the different conventions adopted by the various editors of Shakespeare's texts. The user should refer to the editors' own introductions for explanations of their particular practices. Act and scene numbering follows the source texts throughout; the user will inevitably encounter irregularities, particularly in early editions, where attributions to Shakespeare may be found to be at variance with modern consensus.

The Editions: The contents have been chosen under the guidance of two Executive Editors with further advice from an international Editorial Advisory Board of Shakespeare scholars to provide a balanced collection of editions and adaptations from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Many of the adaptations included in the database will be unfamiliar even to Shakespearean scholars and, in order to provide some guidance as to the provenance and stage history of these works, brief notes have been included at the beginning of each play, for which we are indebted to Professor Michael Dobson of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The Texts: In the great majority of cases, texts have been captured entire, with all introductions, prefaces, appendices, indices, notes editorial and authorial, essays, tables, figures, illustrations etc. reproduced in full. Half-title pages, publisher's advertisements and decorations have not been captured. Hypertext links have been created to connect editorial matter to the texts whenever possible. 

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8759
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ProQuest

Alternative Titles
ProQuest (all databases combined)
Pro Quest, ProQuest Direct
CSA Illumina, Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
Description

Combined access to 50+ ProQuest databases, including full text journals, historical newspapers and corporate reports, and specialized indexes for many different fields, including: Arts, Business, Engineering, Health Sciences, History, Humanities, Literature & Language, News & Current Events, Science, Social Sciences, and Dissertations & Theses. Among the included databases: ABI/INFORM, American Periodicals Series (APS), Environmental Science & Pollution Management, Ethnic NewsWatch, OxResearch, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, ProQuest Historical Annual Reports, ProQuest Historical Newspapers, ProQuest Research Library, ProQuest Technology Collection, and Zoological Record Plus. Includes all databases from CSA (Cambridge Scientific Abstracts). 

Type
Article Index
Database
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Search Engine
Text Collection
Coverage
Varies by database.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8749
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Riverside Shakespeare

Description

This collection contains the full text of the complete works of Shakespeare as presented in the standard scholarly edition edited by G. Blakemore Evans. It does not include the introductory essays, footnotes and critical apparatus of the print edition.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
First edition of 1974
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8713
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Arts and Humanities Citation Index (Web of Science)

Alternative Titles
AHCI, A&HCI
Description

Available through Web of Science, allows searching for articles that cite a known author or work, as well as searching by subject, author, journal, and author address. Indexes 1,600 of the world's leading arts and humanities journals. It also indexes individually selected, relevant items from over 6,000 major science and social science journals.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1975 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8263
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JSTOR

Alternative Titles
Journal Storage Project, J-STOR, J STOR, JSTORE
Journals - Archive Collections
Description

Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the arts, humanities, social sciences and sciences. Includes content from ten of the eleven JSTOR multi-disciplinary Journals Archives Collections (Arts & Sciences I through IX; and Life Sciences) and nearly all of the JSTOR discipline-specific Journals Archives Collections (Biological Sciences, Business I and II, Ecology & Botany, Health & General Sciences, Language & Literature, Mathematics & Statistics, and Music).

In addition, JSTOR now also includes the full text of current issues (up to the latest issue) for selected journals from selected publishers, including the University of Chicago Press.

Please note: U-M does not currently have access to the following JSTOR Journals Archives Collections: Arts & Sciences X (ten); Ireland; and Business III.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
Dates of coverage vary by journal title. All go back to the very first issue published, but most have a "moving wall" embargo that excludes issues from the most recent X years (where X can be anywhere from 0 up to 10 years, depending on the particular journal; most are in the 3 to 5 year embargo range).
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8235
Mobile Version
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Humanities Abstracts (with Full Text)

Alternative Titles
Humanities Full Text
Humanities Index
Wilson Humanities Index
Description

Indexes and abstracts articles from almost 700 humanities publications. Covers periodicals in archaeology, art, classics, film, folklore, journalism, linguistics, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, world history, and world literature. Abstracts feature articles, book reviews, interviews, obituaries, bibliographies, original works of fiction (including dramas and poems), and reviews of plays and television and radio programs. Excludes editorials, letters to the editor, news, ephemeral announcements, cartoons, and advertising. Each record contains a bibliographic citation for an article, book review, or other item in a journal. Full text is included for many articles.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1984 - (index & abstracts); 1994 - (selected full text)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8195
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Article Indexes - Theatre Studies

International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text [EBSCO]
Coverage: 1984 -
Description: Indexes journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertation abstracts on all aspects of theatre and performing arts in 126 countries. Includes more than 170 full-text journals, as well as more than 360 full-text books & monographs.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

International Index to Performing Arts [ProQuest]
Coverage: 1998 - (with retrospective coverage of selected titles)
Description: Indexes articles in more than 250 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals. Covers a broad spectrum of the performing arts including dance, film, television, drama and theater. Most titles are indexed from 1998 onward but there is also retrospective access to many selected titles.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

JSTOR
Coverage: Dates of coverage vary by journal title (all are from first issue to most recent 3-5 years).
Description: Provides full-text access to the archives of core scholarly journals in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Includes just a few theatre titles (see list here) but is also good for finding interdisciplinary materials.
Access: Limited to authorized UM users (through validated sign-on).

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