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Theater and Dance Collection

Adeane Bregman
Theater Bibliographer

Collection Overview
The collection supports the study and research needs of faculty and students in the Theater Department.  The department includes courses in introduction to theater, performance studies, acting, production, stage movement, stage management, ballet, production management, theater in Boston, history of theater, playwriting, dance, choreography, lighting, stage design, costume history and design, directing, experimental theater, and criticism and dramatic literature.  Monographs, serials, DVDs, videocassettes, and electronic resources are selected to support the study of film.

Both an undergraduate major and six-course concentration are available in theater. The major is designed to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and skills and to prepare students for graduate and/or professional work. The foundation classes offer a broad based theatrical education. Students apply what they learn in the classroom on departmental productions. | View selected resources ยป

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Interdisciplinary Elements of Subject Area
The subject areas of this collection relate to English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Film Studies, Communication, Music, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and Women's Studies.

Formats and Types of Materials
Formats collected include print, electronic, microform, and audiovisual. Types of materials include monographs, serials, reference works, videocassettes, DVDs, and CDs.

English is the primary language of the collection, although the collection does include items in French, Italian, and other languages.

Geographic Area Coverage
The major emphases are on the Americas and Europe.

Time Periods
Current publications are acquired. Earlier titles are purchased as needed for replacement purposes.

Dates of Publication
Emphasis is on current imprints with retrospective purchases to support new department or faculty research interests.