theatre research guide
For a more in-depth guide to researching many different aspects of the theatre, click the link below.
The Little Fine Arts Library contains many books with pictures that can be use for period styles in play productions. Try browsing in our oversize section. The best areas will be in the "ND"(painting) and "NK"(decorative arts) sections.
find information about theatre companies
The first place to look for information is in WorldCat Local. Type the name of the theatre company in the search box. You will get a list of books and articles. Instructions for finding the material on the library shelf or through links are found by clicking on the titles.
ProQuest is a general database that searches journal articles, books, government documents, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, publications of international agencies, Internet material and more for specific information. Check "peer reviewed" to get scholarly articles.
Lexis-Nexis allows you to find newspaper articles from all over the world. Type the name of the company in the Search the News box. Use quotation marks to insure that you will get the most relevant information (for example, "Siti Company"). This is also a good place to find reviews of play performances (for example, "Zoo Story").
ARTstor is a huge database with images from many different cultures, including works of art and photographs of people and places. For stage design ideas, under BROWSE click GEOGRAPHY and select a country, then choose Architecture and other filters to narrow the search.