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THEA: Research in Theater Arts: Theater Topics
Theater Arts resources at the Merrill-Cazier Library and on the Web for students and faculty. [THEA]
Over one hundred "content rich, illustrated pages of Fashion History, Costume, Clothing, Textiles and Social History." Searchable, and browsable by major category, such as body adornment, royal fashion, undergarments, Victorian fashion, image and wardrobe
Rare collection of engraved fashion plates from the 17th century, generally regarded as the origin of modern fashion illustration." Includes images (including of peasants, street vendors, and Commedia dell'Arte costumes), and miniature paintings.
This exhibit from the National Gallery of Art works on two levels. The first is "watercolor renderings of American decorative arts objects from the colonial period through the nineteenth century" produced as a New Deal project between 1935 and 1942.
A directory of links about all the costume-related topics one could imagine. Research the history of various arms and armor, find instructions on making period costumes and links to suppliers, resources for costume materials, and organizations.
This page offers over 2000 links to information about costumes including costume history, the making and wearing of costumes, costume buying guides, and Halloween costume suggestions. One section offers dozens of links to ethnic and folk costume material.
This site supports "theatre professionals throughout the world [who are] working to bring their skills as change agents, as awareness builders, and as empathy masters to the personal and social needs of a world hungry for connection."
"Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online is a free resource for playwrights, actors, dramaturgs, agents, producers, publishers, students, and librarians. This site accesses one-act plays in all media worldwide, citing over 600 scripts in many languages.
"A clearinghouse for information about improvisational theatre. Improvisation is a form of theatre in which no script is used. Instead, the actors create the dialog and action themselves, as they perform." Includes links to improv groups.
A large, online digital library of education research and information, inlcuding scholarly journals and education related documents, including reports, policy papers, dissertations, conference papers and others. Some full text is available. Provided with an EBSCO interface.