Performing Arts Resources

 

Theatre Library Association's monograph series, Performing Arts Resources features articles on resource materials in the fields of theatre, popular entertainment, film, television and radio, information on public and private collections, and essays on conservation and collection management of theatre arts materials. PAR also publishes rare historical documents and out-of-print works that might otherwise be lost to theatre scholarship.

PAR is published on an irregular schedule, and distributed to all members of TLA as a benefit of membership. Copies of the current and most past volumes can be purchased from TLA. Personal and institutional members receive a $10 discount.

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Full text articles from current volumes and many past volumes of PAR are available in HTML format in International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance with Full Text and International Index for the Performing Arts Full Text. Check with your library to find out if it subscribes to these databases.

ISSN: 0360-3814


Current Volume

PAR 29
Documenting: Scenic Design

Edited by John Calhoun
Associate Editor: Michael Messina
Publication Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-932610-25-6
Description: Paperback, xii, 154 p. : [16] p. of plates, ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

Non-Member Price: $30
TLA Member Price: $20
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Cover image: Death of a Salesman 1/2" scale model. (Model and photo by Brian Webb, 2012. Based on Jo Mielziner's original design.)

PAR 29 Documenting: Scenic Design

Contents:

I. Introductory Surveys

  • Stephen Di Benedetto. Analyzing Flashes of Poetry: Stage Designs from History
  • Wendall K. Harrington. Preserving Projection
  • Patrick M. Finelli. Teaching with Archives: Search for Oliver Smith's Designs
  • Brian Webb. When Attention Must Be Paid: On Death of a Salesman

II. Significant Collections

  • Linda Harris Mehr. Architecture of Dreams: Production Design Materials at the Academy's Margaret Herrick Library
  • Jennifer B. Lee. The Joseph Urban Archive, RBML, Columbia
  • Annette Fern. Scenic Design in the Harvard Theatre Collection
  • Jody Blake. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
  • Barbara Cohen-Stratyner. Scenic Design at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
  • Alexander F. Adducci. The Lyric Opera of Chicago Historical Scenic Collection at Northern Illinois University
  • Beth Kattelman. Scenic Design Resources at the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute
  • Francesca Marini. Scenic Design and Archiving at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival
  • Julie Graham. Setting the Stage with Scenic Design Collections at the UCLA LIbrary
  • Helen Baer. Scenic Design Collections at the Harry Ransom Center
  • Susan Brady. Scenic Design Documentation at Yale University

 

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Forthcoming Volumes

PAR 30
Holding Up the Mirror: Authenticity and Adaptation in Shakespeare Today
Symposium Proceedings

Edited by Stephen Kuehler
Expected Publication Date: 2014

 

PAR 31
Documenting: Theatre Architecture

Call for Editor and Contributors

 

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Past Volumes

Performing Arts Resources Volumes, 1974-Current

 


 

PAR Volumes For Sale

The following volumes, with the exception of PAR 1, 17-18, and 22, which are sold out, can be purchased directly from TLA:

  • PAR 2-19: $20/ea.
  • PAR 20-29: $30/ea.

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  • U.S. - $5 first book, $1.00 each additional book
  • INTERNATIONAL - $10.00 first book, $2.50 each additional book

Send a check for the correct amount in U.S. funds (including the appropriate shipping & handling fee as listed above) made out to THEATRE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION and a completed non-member order form to:

Theatre Library Association
c/o The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
USA

Please expect anywhere from two to six weeks for delivery.

 

TLA MEMBERS

TLA members receive a $10 discount on the purchase of all available PAR volumes. Send a check for the correct amount in U.S. funds (including the appropriate shipping & handling fee as listed above) made out to THEATRE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION and a completed TLA member order form to:

Theatre Library Association
c/o The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
USA

Please expect anywhere from two to six weeks for delivery.

 

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Last updated: February 3, 2014