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THEA 5351: Theatre Scholarship/Research Methods

Course guide for THEA 5351: Theatre Scholarship/Research Methods


Welcome to the Baylor University Libraries course guide for THEA 5351: Theatre Scholarship/Research Methods. This guide contains recommendations for databases and resources used in theatre research. decorative banner with panel images detailed in text below.

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  1. Actor in Phrygian costume, with mask (or Melpomene, Muse of Tragedy?); relief, probably from the sculpted decoration of the Great Theater at Aphrodisias. 2nd century (?). Artstor,
  2. Theatre Royal (Liverpool, England) (theater company, British, act. 1772-1965). The Mysterious Bride, Theatre Royal, Liverpool [Playbill for performance July 22, 1808], recto. 1808 (publication date), Image: 2016. Artstor,
  3. BURNACINI Lodovico Ottavio, inv. (1636-1707), artist, KUESEL Matthaus, sculp. (1629-1681), engraver. Print. From a series of 24 plates of decorations and scenes for the Sbarra opera Il pomo d'oro , performed in Vienna, 1667 and 1668.. ca. 1667-1668. Artstor,
  4. Paul Gavarni, European; French, 1804-1866. Actors. 1855-1857. Artstor,
  5. John T. Ford. Holliday St. Theatre, Playbill. October 19, 1863. Artstor,
  6. Katsukawa Shunsho, Japanese; 1726-1792 Asia, East Asia, Japan. The actor Nakamura Sukegoro II as Kaminari Shokuro in the joruri 'Gonin Otoko' (Five Chivalrous Commoners), played as one act in Ayatsuri Kabuki Ogi (Mastery of the Fan in Kabuki). Performed at the Nakamura Theater from the twentieth day of the seventh month, 1768. Artstor,



This guide serves as a guide to theatre research materials available through the Baylor University Libraries.


This library guide is part of our “spotlight on the disciplines” literacy tier. In this tier you will be introduced to advanced academic research skills. These skills are developed by working with research librarians in upper-level courses specific to their discipline. The spotlight represents the in-depth instruction, library guides, advanced search strategies, and research consultations provided by the research & engagement librarians.


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