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TDGE 03: Cultivating the Creative Mind: Print Resources For Performance Pioneers

Library Resources for TDGE 03: Cultivating the Creative Mind

General Library Info

Print Resources For Performance Pioneers

Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Gale Research Co., 1984-present.  The volumes from 2006 to the present are in the Geisel Reference Collection at PN 2285 .C58. The volumes from 1984 through 2005 are housed in the compact storage units on Geisel 1 East with the same call number. 

Over 100 volumes containing biographical sketches of performance artists who have worked in live or recorded performance media, including dance. To determine which volume(s) your performer appears in, use the cumulative index at the back of the latest volume.

 Individual books, exhibition catalogs, and videos about individual or collective performers can be found in Roger by searching these terms as SUBJECTS (not keywords or titles):

Anderson, Laurie, 1947-

Barba, Eugenio

Bausch, Pina

LePage, Robert

Sellars, Peter

Viola, Bill, 1951-


 If the Library owns an item devoted to any specific performance group, try using the name of the group as a subject heading, for example:

Ex Machina (Theater Company)

Tanztheater (Wuppertal, West Germany)

Westdeutscher Rundfunk

Wooster Group


If you can’t find enough on a specific performer or group, you may need to look at books that are cataloged using broader subject headings, such as:

Experimental Theater

Performance Art

Performing Arts -- Philosophy

Performing Arts -- Semiotics


Modern Dance

Postmodern Dance.  (Note: this is a fairly new subject heading)

Choreographers -- [place] e.g. United States, Australia, France, etc.

Choreography -- Philosophy

Dance Companies—[place] e.g. United States, Spain, New York, etc.

Theater -- Anthropological Aspects

Theatrical producers and directors

Arts, American -- 20th Century or 21st Century