Welcome to our Research Sources Page LGBQ Theatre!
Ari Goman, Social Science Data Librarian, (they/them/theirs)
Sources helpful for a creative and informative presentation of your project.
A good starting point for research on "Why is your topic important within the context of LGBTQ theatre and performance?"
I. JumboSearch for Books
Sample titles at Tisch Library:
- Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure
- The gay & lesbian theatrical legacy: a biographical dictionary of major figures in American stage history in the pre-Stonewall era
- Not in front of the audience: homosexuality on stage
- Stages of desire: gay theatre's hidden history
- Staging desire: queer readings of American theater history
- Staging gay lives: an anthology of contemporary gay theater
- The Wilde Century: Effeminacy, Oscar Wilde, and the Queer Moment
more browsing options; note the keywords pattern:
- Gay actors
- Gay theatrical producers and directors
- Gay dramatists
- Gay theater
- Gays and the performing arts
- Gays in the performing arts
- Lesbian actresses
- Lesbian theater
Or, focusing on individual playwrights/plays/Theatrical Troupe/Company, e.g. :
Note: WorldCat (renamed to be Libraries Worldwide on the Tisch Library homepage) is still a better place to get a fuller picture of books on a topic.
Important: We acknowledge that cataloging approaches were designed in a racist and white-centered system. Outdated cataloging language are discriminatory against the LGBQ+ community.
II. Scholarly and Trade Journal Articles
A. Theater and Performing Arts
- Performing Arts Periodicals Database
-- "dramatic criticism" in Scholarly journals
-- "theatre reviews" in popular press and trade publications.)
- Project Muse
B. LGBQ+ and Related Subjects:
- In EBSCOhost databases, you can select to search across the following databases, among others:
- Academic Search Premier
- America: History & Life
- Historical Abstracts (World history and culture)
- LGBTQ+ Source
- Women's Studies International
III. Newspapers and Magazines
- AltPress Watch
- Bay Area Reporter Archives
- Ethnic News Watch
- Independent Voices
- Politics, Social Activism and Community Support: Selected Gay and Lesbian Periodicals and Newsletters.
- Access World News
(include college and university students' newspapers)
- Factiva (more international coverage of news)