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Theatre Traditions

Theater Style Origin
Comedy or tragedy Ancient Greece
Comedy or tragedy Ancient Rome
Topeng dance Bali
Cantonese, Yueju or Peking Opera China
Yuan drama or Zaju China
Khayal al-zill shadow puppets Egypt
English Renaissance theatre England
Victorian melodrama England
Punch and Judy puppets England
Comedy of manners or Restoration comedy England, France
Medieval mystery plays England, France, Germany
French farce France
Karagozi shadow puppetry Greece
Kathakali India
Barong (or Rangda) dance Indonesia


Wayang golek puppetry Indonesia, Malaysia
Wayang kulit shadow puppetry Indonesia, Malaysia
Commedia dell-arte Italy
Bunraku Japan
Kabuki Japan
Kyogen farce Japan
Noh theatre Japan
Rakugo "sit down" theatre Japan
Talchum mask dance Korea
Shadow puppetry Taiwan, China
Hun Lakhon lek puppetry Thailand
Khon dance drama Thailand
Karagoz shadow puppetry Turkey
British Pantomime United Kingdom


Books in the Library

A cart of relevant books has been pulled for your use, including these:

Recommended Databases for Theatre

The databases in this theatre list are organized from basic to advanced. 

Notetaking and Citations

Theatre Websites

Crash Course: Theater



Notecard Template

Effective Notetaking

No matter what note-taking technique you use, these are important guidelines to follow:

  • Develop, modify, then stick to a strategy that works for you.
  • Read for understanding.
  • Paraphrase! (That's how you know you understand.)
  • Be able to trace every single idea in your notes to its source.
  • Write just enough - not so much that it's like reading the original all over again, not so little that you don't know what it means later.
  • Abbreviations, symbols, and diagrams are great, as long as you'll remember what they mean.

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Libguide Creator

Linda Hoiseth, MS/HS Librarian

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