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This is a guide to finding the best resources for research in the Dramatic Arts.
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What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles & chapters etc... written about a work of literature and offering a critical view of that work are called literary criticism.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works of literature and uninterpreted information about an event or period of time.

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Drama Books

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Entertaining Children: The Participation of Youth in the Entertainment Industry - Gillian Arrighi & Victor Emeljanow (Ed)
ISBN: 9781137305459
Publication Date: 2014
Offers scholarly investigations into the employment and participation of children in the entertainment industry with examples drawn from historical & contemporary contexts.

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The Drama, Theatre & Performance Companion - Mangan
ISBN: 9780230551657
Publication Date: 2013
This one-stop companion is your complete introduction to all aspects of Drama, Theatre and Performance, whether you are studying at university or drama school. Designed as a single reference resource, it takes you from studio to stage, from lecture theatre to workshop, covering practice as well as theory and history.

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Theatre in Practice - O'Brien, Sutton & May
ISBN: 9780415508537
Publication Date: 2013
Provides students with all of the 'must have' Drama skills required for A-Level, International Baccalaureate, BTEC and beyond. Practical, step-by-step exercises and diagrams give access to the key figures and processes central to drama, including: Stanislavski, Brecht, Lecoq and Berkoff...

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Comedy & Distinction: The Cultural Currency of a 'Good' Sense of Humour - Sam Friedman
ISBN: 9780415855037
Publication Date: 2014
Comedy is currently enjoying unprecedented growth within the British culture industries.... academia has either ignored comedy or focused solely on analysing comedians or comic texts. This scholarship tends to assume that through analysing an artist's intentions or techniques, we can somehow understand what is & what isn't funny. But this poses a fundamental question - funny to whom?


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