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Current Perspectives on the Arts & Humanities.


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Access to over 25,000 books from publishers such as McGraw Hill, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press.

EBSCO eBooks (formerly NetLibrary)

Over 5,000 eBooks are available to GBC students in the EBSCO eBook collection. Search by subject, title or author and research right from home.

Encyclopedia of Dance

In nearly 2,000 articles written by scholars from fifty countries, the Encyclopedia covers the full spectrum of dance-theatrical, ritual, dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance.

Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe.


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Performing Arts


PBS Arts & Drama

Information on categories such as "American Masters" and "Great Performances". Offers information, links and videos.

Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE)

Guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. See, hear, and explore the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials.

Performing Arts in America 1875 - 1923

A web site of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, captures a glimpse of this world. With visual and audio images drawn from the extensive archival collections at The Library, the site features an authentic look at this past, all brought to you in original documents.

Performing Arts Timeline

Provided by InfoPlease.



American Ballet Theatre Dictionary

Unique dictionary that offers videos as examples.

Free to Dance - (PBS)

Free to Dance, a three-part documentary that chronicles the crucial role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American art form

History of Dance

Includes brief history and timeline of dance.

An Invitation to Dance: A History of Social Dance in America

Online exhibit.



Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

Rich resource for information about movies.

Movie Review Query Engine (mrqe)

Access to movie reviews.

UCLA Film & Television Archives

Over 200,000 films and television programs, and 27 million feet of newsreel footage, the UCLA Film and Television Archive is the world's largest university-held collection of motion pictures and broadcast programming.



Applied & Interactive Theatre Guide

Links and information for theatre applied as therapy, in education, or in other applications.

Internet Broadway Database (IBDB)

IBDB (Internet Broadway Database) archive is the official database for Broadway theatre information. IBDB provides records of productions from the beginnings of New York theatre until today.

Oxford Shakespeare

Shakespeare's works are available online at bartleby.com

Small-Cast One-Act Guide

Over 5500 one act plays with a cast of four to five actors.

Theatre History on the Web

Provides links and further resources on theatre.


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