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University of North Carolina Greensboro Biographical Sources for Theatre

Yale University Theater Studies Research Guide: Biographical Information


Who Was Who in the Theatre, 1912-1976: A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Directors, Playwrights,
and Producers of the English-Speaking Theatre Compiled From Who's Who in the Theatre, Volumes 1-15 (1912-1972
Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1978.

Blum, Daniel, and enlarged by John Willis. A Pictorial History of the American Theatre
New York: Crown Publishers, 1986.

Brown, T. Allston. History of the American Stage; Containing Biographical Sketches of Nearly Every Member
      of the Profession That Has Appeared on the American Stage, From 1733 to 1870.
  New York: Dick and
      Fitzgerald, Publishers, 1870.

Bryan, George, comp. Stage Lives: A Bibliography and Index to Theatrical Biographies in English.
     Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1985.

_______. Stage Deaths: A Biographical Guide to International Theatrical Obituaries, 1850 to 1990.
 NY: Greenwood Press, 1991.

Briscoe, Johnson. The Actors' Birthday Book. New York: Moffat, Yard and Co., 1909.

Burroughs, Marie. The Marie Burroughs Art Portfolio of Stage Celebrities. Chicago: A.N. Marquis and Co., 1894.

Clapp, John Bouve and Edwin Francis Edgett. Players of the Present. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1971.

Coad, Oral Sumner and Edwin Mims, Jr. The American Stage. The Pageant of America Volume XIV.
      New Haven: Yale University Press, 1929.

Mullin, Donald, ed. Victorian Actors and Actresses in Review: A Dictionary of  Contemporary Views
     of Representative British and American Actors and Actresses,1837-1901.
Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Odell, George Clinton Densmore. Annals of the New York Stage. New York: Columbia University Press, 1927-49.

Robinson, Alice M., Vera Mowry Roberts, and Milly S. Barranger, eds. Notable Women in the American Theatre:
     A Biographical Dictionary.
New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.

Storms, A.D., comp. The Players Blue Book. Worcester, Mass.: Sutherland and Storms, Publishers, 1901.

Wearing, J.P. American and British Theatrical Biography: A Directory. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1979.

Young, Willaim C. Famous Actors and Actresses on the American Stage Vols 1 & 2.
      New York: R.R. Bowker Co. 1975.

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