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Theatre History on the Web

Maintained by Professor Jack Wolcott, emeritus of the University of Washington School of Drama, this well organized Website provides an annotated directory of links to resources on Theatre history from classical Greece to the present. The directory is broken down into Web Navigation and Web Tools; Area Studies; Cultural Sites (offering background on the theater of different times); and Centers,...
The Performing Arts in a New Era

This 137-page report explores trends in the performing arts over the past 30 years. Commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts and conducted by RAND, the study claims to be the first comprehensive overview of the performing arts in the last few decades. For the report, RAND researchers examined data on live and recorded theater, opera, dance, and music, in both the commercial and volunteer or...
Bob Hope and American Variety

One of the most enduring legends of American film, stage, and screen receives an excellent tribute on this online exhibit from the Library of Congress, dealing with his 70 year career, and more broadly, the enduring legacy and history of vaudeville in the United States. Different sections of the site include an essay on the early life of Bob Hope, the story of American vaudeville in the first...
Roger L. Stevens Presents

This exhibition preview from the Library of Congress highlights the work of Roger L. Stevens, one of America's foremost theatrical producers and impresarios of the 20th century. During his a career that lasted over fifty years, Mr. Stevens backed his first Broadway show in 1949 and soon became a moving force in American and British theater, eventually presenting over 100 plays and musicals in... The Cyber Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre, TV and Film

Around for close to two hundred years in one form or another, musicals are much loved by many professional and amateur companies who tread the boards. Authored and maintained by John Kenrick, an expert on musical theater history (and a personal assistant to six Tony-winning producers), the site contains close to 900 Web pages of information about the history, development, and current traditions of...

Developed in part by the University of Exeter's School of Performance Art (with the help of Jon Primrose), the aim of is "to eventually be the best resource for practical information and advice about technical theatre techniques for theatre folk at any level." The site is divided into a number of thematic sections where browsers can go to find out information about props,...
Global Performing Arts Consortium

With an interest in developing a global consortium of arts organizations, a number of institutions, including Cornell University and Columbia University, came together “to create easily accessible, multimedia, and multilingual information resources for the study and preservation of the performing arts.” Perhaps their biggest accomplishment thus far is the Global Performing Arts Database (GloPAD),...
Thirteen: Sunday Arts

Thirteen/WNET is New York's celebrated public television station, and their website has a section devoted to their series called Sunday Arts. The half hour program is on Sundays at noon, and visitors can check out what's coming up by clicking on "Program Schedule" near the top of the page. The website provides information on art exhibits, and music, dance, and theatrical performances that are...