TDGR 289: Intro to Doctoral Studies: Chronologies, Yearbooks and Directories


African American Theatre Directory 1816-1960: A Comprehensive Guide to Early Black Theatre Organizations, Companies, Theaters, and Performing Groups. Ed. Bernard L. Peterson and Lena McPhatter Gore. Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Press, 1997. Print format also available; see Roger. 

Allied Directory of Theatre Organizations. Website maintained by the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), linking out to similar organizations worldwide.

Directory of Doctoral Programs. Another directory maintained by ASTR.

Dance Annual Directory. Information about companies, education, merchandise, equipment, and services for dancers.

Wearing, J. P. American and British Theatrical Biography: A Directory Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1979. Geisel and Langson Reference PN 2285 .W42

See also the Theater Information page.


Chronologies or Annals

Bordman, Gerald. American Musical Theatre: A Chronicle. 3rd ed. NY: Oxford UP, 2001. Online available on both campuses. Newer edition 2010 in print only: UCSD: Geisel 1W: ML 1711 .B67 2010; not at UCI. 

Bordman, Gerald. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1869-1914. NY: Oxford UP, 1994. (Online from both campuses) --- 1914-1930, 1995 -- 1930-1969 (1996). Continued by: Hischak, Thomas. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1969-2000. NY: Oxford UP, 2001.  Online editions (included in North American Theatre Online) of all 4 titles available on both campuses.

Greene, John C. Theatre in Dublin, 1745-1820: A Calendar of Performances. Bethlehem, Pa.: Lehigh UP; Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2011. 6 volumes (6 separate ebooks).

Harbage, Alfred. Annals of English Drama, 975-1700: An Analytical Record of All Plays, Extant or Lost, Chronologically Arranged and Indexed by Authors, Titles, Dramatic Companies, Etc. Rev. by S. Scheonbaum. 3rd ed. rev. Sylvia Stoler Wagonheim. London & NY: Routledge, 1989. Geisel stacks PR 635 .C54 H37 1989; Langson stacks Z 2014 .D7 H25 1989.

Kawachi, Yoshiko. Calendar of English Renaissance Drama, 1558-1642. (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, v. 661). NY: Garland, 1986. Geisel stacks Oversize (8th floor) PN 2596 .K36 1986; Langson stacks same call number (not Oversize).

The London Stage, 1660-1800: A Calendar of Plays, Entertainments, & Afterpieces .... Ed. W. Van Lennep et al. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1960-1968. 5 volumes in 11. Geisel 7th floor PN 2592 .L6  Langson stacks same call number.. 

Norton, Richard C. A Chronology of American Musical Theater. NY: Oxford UP, 2002. 3 vols. Covers 1750-2001. UCSD: Geisel 1 West stacks (Music) ML 1711.8 .N3 N67 2002;  UCI: Langson Reference same call number. 

Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927-1949.  15 volumes. Print: Geisel 7th floor and Langson stacks: PN 2277 .N5 O4.  Digital: Included in North American Theatre Online.

Wearing, J. P. The London Stage [decade]: A Calendar of Plays and Players. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1976-1993. Seven separate 2- or 3-volume sets cover each decade from 1890s through the 1950s.  Geisel Reference; Langson Stacks: PN 2596 .L6 W37-W3847.

Wearing, J.P. The London Stage [decade]: A Calendar of Productions, Performers, and Personnel. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, [various dates]. An ongoing revision/second edition of the previous title.  Most of the decades/volumes are available digitally. UCSD:  1890-1899  1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929. 1940-1949  1950-1959   UCI: Check Antpac.