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1. General Performing Arts

Avrich, Barry. Event and Entertainment Marketing : a Must Guide for Corporate Event Sponsors and Entertainment Entrepreneurs. Chicago : Probus, 1994.

Biederman, Donald E. et al. Law and Business of the Entertainment Industries. 4th ed. Westport : Praeger, 2001.

Byrnes, J. William. Management and the Arts. Boston : Focal, 2003.

Eaker, Sherry. The Back Stage Actor’s Handbook : the How-to and Who-to-Contact Reference for Actors, Singers, and Dancers. 3rd ed. New York : Back Stage Books, 2004.

Handel’s National Directory for the Performing Arts. 5th ed. New Providence, NJ : R.R. Bowker, 1992.

Reiss, Alvin. Arts Management : a Guide to Finding Funds and Winning Audiences. Rockville, MD : Fund Raising Institute, 1992.

Shagan, Rena. Booking and Tour Management for the Performing Arts. New York : Allworth, 2001.

Shore, Harvey. Arts Administration and Management : a Guide for Arts Administrators and their Staffs. New York : Quorum, 1987.

Stern’s Performing Arts Directory. New York : DM, Inc., 1988-1999, annual. 1999 edition only (older holdings in stacks)

Vogel, Harold. Entertainment Industry Economics : a Guide for Financial Analysis. 6th ed. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.

2. Dance

White, David R., et al., eds. Poor Dancers Almanac : Managing a Life and Work in the Performing Arts. Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1993.

Zima, Marie. The Dance Studio : Business Managing for Aerobics, Dance, and Gymnastics Teachers. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 1987.

3. Bibliographies

Bailey, Claudia Jean. A Guide to Reference and Bibliography for Theatre Research. 2nd ed. Columbus, OH : Ohio State University Libraries, 1983.

Annotated bibliography of both general (Part 1) and specialized (Part 2) theater resources. Concentrates on the U.S. and Canada.

Baker, Blanch M. Theatre and Allied Arts. New York, NY : Wilson, 1952 ; repr. New York, NY : Blom 1967.

Annotated references to over 6,000 books (and parts of books) published in English between 1886 and 1948. The "allied arts" include costume, puppetry, circus, variety entertainments, dance and music, but not film, radio or TV.

New York Public Library. Research Library. Bibliographic Guide to Theatre Arts. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1975-present.

Annual list of recent publications cataloged during the previous year by the Research Libraries of The New York Public Library. Guide also serves as an annual supplement to the NYPL’s Catalog of the Theatre and Drama Collections, which may be searched online at It does not provide access to the vast non- book holdings of the Billy Rose Collection at Lincoln Center.

Performing Arts Books, 1876-1981. New York, NY : Bowker, 1981.

Gives bibliographic descriptions, but no annotations, for approximately 50,000 books published in the U.S. Arranged by subject, with title index.

Whalon, Marion K. Performing Arts Research : A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit, MI : Gale, 1976.

Reference sources in theater, film and dance, with short annotations. Grouped by type of resource (dictionaries, indexes, etc.). This is Volume 1 in Gale’s Performing Arts Information Guide Series ; among other titles in the series are :

Kesler, J. Theatrical Costume.

Stoddard, R. Stage Scenery, Machinery, and Lighting.

Wilmeth, D. American and English Popular Entertainment.

A sampling of other useful theater performance bibliographies would include :

Allen, Richard F. Teatro Hispanoamericano : Una Bibliografia Anotada. Boston, MA : G.K. Hall, 1987.

Asian Theatre : A Study Guide and Annotated Bibliography. James R. Brandon, ed. Washington, DC : University & College Theatre Assoc., 1979.

Fordyce, Rachel. Children’s Theatre and Creative Dramatics : An Annotated Bibliography of Critical Works. Boston, MA : G.K. Hall, 1975.

Grimes, Ronald L. Research in Ritual Studies : A Programmatic Essay and Bibliography. Chicago, IL : The American Theological Library Assoc. and Metuchen, NJ : Scarecrow Press, 1985.