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About International Index to Performing Arts (IIPA)

Why and how to use International Index to Performing Arts

Why use this resource? International index to magazines, scholarly and trade journals pertaining to the performing arts (drama, theatre, dance, film, tv), and extending to stagecraft, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, performance art, storytelling, comedy, and magic.

What's in this resource? Citations to articles, book reviews, performance reviews, obituaries, and biographical profiles. Citations from 1998 onward contain abstracts.


dance, drama, entertainment industry, film studies, musical theatre, performance art, performing arts, television, theatre
Dates of Coverage 1998-present, with retrospective access to selected titles--some back to their inception (earliest from 1864).
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