Oxford Reference Online - Performing Arts (Bexley Libraries)
As a member of Bexley libraries who can have access to Oxford Reference Online.
The Performing Arts section includes the following:
The Oxford Companion to American Theatre
The Oxford Dictionary of Dance
The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare
The Concise Oxford Companion to the Theatre
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Art & Culture.com
Sections on Design arts, Film, Literature, Music, the Performing Arts and the Visual Arts.
Artslynx International Theatre Resources
Designed to provide the most efficient navigation to valuable information for the student, scholar, educator, and researcher in the theatre arts.
GloPAD: Global Performing Arts Database
Descriptions of digital images, texts, video clips, sound recordings etc. related to the performing arts around the world.
Infomine: Visual & Performing Arts
Part of a virtual library of Internet resources compiled by librarians.
Intute: Creative & Performing Arts
Covers cultural studies, dance, design, fashion and beauty, music, theatre and drama, the visual arts and cross-disciplinary arts.
Ken McCoy's brief guide to internet resources in Theatre and Performance Studies
A guide to Internet resources compiled by Ken McCoy, Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, Stetson University, Florida.
National Resource Centre for Dance
Over 45 special collections and 12 core collections covering the life and work of a particular dance company, individual, or organisation. Dating from the late nineteenth century to the present, the collections span a range of dance styles, from ballet to modern dance to South Asian dance.
PADS: Performing Arts Data Service
A subset of the AHDs service providing high quality and dependable digital resources related to music, dance, theatre, radio, film, television, and performance.
Direct access to the collections can be found at:
SIBMAS International Directory of Performing Arts Collections & Institutions
Lists over 7000 international institutions with material relating to the performing arts (theatre, opera, music, ballet, film, circus, radio, television, cabaret, pantomime).
Theatre Information Group
A single point of entry for finding and searching performing arts collections in the UK.
University of the Arts London: Theatre and Performance
This guide covers sites for live performance, theatre and dance design including costume, scenography and technical aspects.
V&A: Theatre and Performance
The V&A's Theatre Collections hold the UK's national collection of material about live performance in the UK since Shakespeare's day, covering drama, dance, musical theatre, circus, music hall, rock and pop, and other forms of live entertainment.