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Finding Music Materials: Musical Theatre

Criticism Resources (Print)

Criticism Resources on the Web

Int'l Bibliography of Dance and Theatre / Music Index Online

To search for theatre reviews:

  1. Under limits, next to Document type select "Entertainment Review" (for International Bibliography of Theater and Dance) or "Performance" (for Music Index).
  2. In the text field, type in the title of the musical ("A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum")
  3. Optional: limit your results by date, e.g. 1960-1970.

For many of the items in the database, there will be full-text readily available.  But if you do not see the HTML or PDF icon, then click on to determine if we have access to the item elsewhere.  If Discover doesn't find it, check the print holdings in the catalog or request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

Performing Arts Periodicals and Music Periodicals

To search for performance revews in either of these databases:

  1. Click on Search Articles
  2. In the Document type field, type in "Theater Review"
  3. In the Keyword or Narrow subject field, type in the musical's title (e.g. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum")

For most of the items in the database, there will be full-text readily available.  But if you do not see the PDF icon, then click on to determine if we have access to the item elsewhere.  If Discover doesn't find it, check the print holdings in the catalog or request the item through Interlibrary Loan.

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