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Performing Arts Periodicals Database

Coverage of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, comedy, storytelling, opera, and more. ProQuest.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 1864 - present
  • Subscription Type SUBSCRIPTION
  • License Information Unlimited simultaneous users licensed.
  • Publisher ProQuest
  • Resource Types Article Database
  • Description This article database covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic and more. It draws its current content from more than 400 scholarly and popular performing arts periodicals, and indexes a variety of documents such as biographical profiles, conference papers, obituaries, interviews, discographies, reviews and events. Over 130 of the 395 periodicals contain full-text articles. Although the majority of titles begin in 1998, an increasing number of important journals have been added retrospectively, some back to 1864. Formerly known as International Index to the Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA). (Updated quarterly)