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Theatre Resources: Dramaturgy & Background Information

These reference databases are great places to start your research. Find out more about particular actors, dance movements, historical contexts of plays, etc.  The possibilities are endless.

                                           Oxford Reference                                           

Background information serves many purposes:

  • If you are unfamiliar with the topic, it provides a good overview of the subject matter.
  • It helps you to identify important facts related to your topic such as terminology, dates, events, history, and relevant names or organizations.
  • It can help you refine your topic.
  • Background research might lead you to bibliographies that you can use to find additional sources of information.