Pew Learning Center & Ellison Library

FRS 131 - Acting Up

Semester 1, Fall 2009

Instructor: Graham Paul
Librarian: Joy Pastucha , ext. 3063

Books, Videos & CDs:

Reference books and all of the library’s other books and media can be found through Our Library Catalog that includes links to most of our electronic books (e-books) as well. Some relevant subjects to check are theater--anthropological aspects , theater--political aspects, street theater, or names of individuals or groups related to performance studies. Try such names as authors as well.

For books in other libraries, select:

Other Library Catalogs (the local public library, UNC-A, UNC-CH, and others)
WorldCat (the worldwide library catalog)
NetLibrary and other E-Book Collections (full-text links to e-books)

Articles & Databases:

These "Big Full Text" databases cover all subjects and contain many full-text articles:
Academic Search Premier
MasterFILE Premier
OmniFile Full Text
Proquest Research Library
JSTOR : The Scholarly Journal Archive--full-text backfiles, not current years, of key scholarly journals.

Online Reference Databases:
Biography Resource Center
Britannica Online
Literary Reference Center
Literature Resource Center

Subject Specialized Databases:
America: History and Life--index with abstracts (no full-text) to North American history from pre-history to present day.
AnthroSource--the American Anthropological Association (AAA) database of online anthropological material.
Historical Abstracts--index with abstracts to world history (excluding North America) from about 1450.
MLA International Bibliography--indexes (no abstracts) critical works on literature.
PsycArticles--full text articles from about 40 American Psychological Association journals.
PsycINFO--index with abstracts to the international literature on psychology and related disciplines.
Sociological Abstracts--index with abstracts to the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Alternative Press Index and Archives--indexes over 250 "alternative" (not mainstream) publications covering cultural, economic, political & social changes.  Coverage is international and interdisciplinary from 1969 to present.
New York Times--full-text coverage of the leading U.S. newspaper from 1995-present.
New York Times Historical--full-text coverage back to its beginning in 1851 up through 2003.

Web Sites:

Major Figures:
Laurie Anderson
Guillermo Gomez-Pena
Spalding Gray
Tim Miller
Annie Sprinkle

Performance Studies :
Marina Abramovic: Seven Easy Pieces
Judith Butler
Clifford Geertz
Erving Goffman
Performance Studies International
Anna Deavere Smith
Wikipedia: "Performance Studies"

Political Theatre:
Act Up!
Associacion Madres d plaza de Mayo
Bread and Puppet Theater
CIRCA--Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army
Forced Entertainment
Greenpeace International
Greenpeace USA
International Theatre of the Oppressed
The Living Theatre
Reverend Billy
El Teatro Campesino
Welfare State International

About Annotated Bibliographies:
Annotated Bibliographies, courtesy Purdue
How to Prepare, courtesy Cornell

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