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Theatre and Performance studies: Reference Sources

Selected resources for drama and theatre studies

Reference Material

Monash University Library collects many subject-specific reference works including dictionaries, encyclopedias and handbooks that may be useful to your study and research. You can find these in Library Search.

 

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Dictionaries

These publications generally provide brief definitions to help clarify concepts that are unfamiliar.

To find other similar sources both in print or online, include the term 'dictionary' in the Search box to limit your search to these types of publications.

Example:  Dance dictionary

Encyclopedias & Handbooks

These publications are reference books that give useful information about a particular subject. They help to clarify concepts that are unfamiliar.

To find other similar sources both in print and online, include the term 'handbook' or 'encyclopedia' in the Search box to limit your search to these types of publications.

Example: Theatre encyclopedia