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Research methods for the theatre

Research Methods for the Theatre

Department of Theatre and Dance

University of Mary Washington


Research methods
Research Methods

I. Developing a research topic and thesis statement

II. Forming a search strategy

III. Identifying, Locating and Evaluating information sources


Developing a research topic
Developing a Research Topic

  • A clearly defined research topic is the first step in successful research.

  • Can develop your research topic into a thesis statement.


Research topic vs thesis statement
Research Topic vs.Thesis Statement

  • Research Topic

    • Statement of research subject

  • Thesis Statement

    • Completed after research

    • Statement includes research subject, how you are going to prove or disprove your research subject, and brief indication of findings.


Research topic vs thesis statement1
Research Topic vs. Thesis Statement

  • For a fashion history paper

  • Topic Statement:

    • Within the institution of slavery in America from 1770-1865 there existed a social hierarchy among slaves manifest in the different quality of clothing of each caste.

  • Thesis Statement:

    • Within the institution of slavery in America from 1770-1865 there existed a social hierarchy among slaves manifest in the different quality of clothing of each caste. An investigation of the clothing worn by slaves at the Ballyman Plantation illustrates each segment of the social hierarchy, suggesting a sartorial rigidity as defined as those of the plantations non-slaves.


Research topic vs thesis statement2
Research Topic vs. Thesis Statement

  • For a fashion history paper

  • Topic Statement:

    • At the end of the 18th century in Europe, the foppish style of the effeminate Macaronis fell out of favor as men like Beau Brummell standardized a new style, commonly known as ‘dandyism’, which primarily focused on the art of dressing impeccably.

  • Thesis Statement:

    • At the end of the 18th century in Europe, the foppish style of the effeminate Macaronis fell out of favor as men like Beau Brummell standardized a new style, commonly known as ‘dandyism’, which primarily focused on the art of dressing impeccably. This paper examines the history of the English and French 19th century dandy with a particular emphasis upon how they dramatically altered fashion while challenging the concepts of male vanity and social class., ultimately leading to a new definition of masculinity.


The assignments
The Assignments:

1:Write a research paper on some aspect of contemporary theatre.

2: Complete a character analysis of Emma Goldman.

3: Design scenery, lights and costumes for The Game of Love and Chance by Marivaux.


I developing a research topic

I.Developing a Research Topic:

Defining a specific research question &

research topic


Assignment 1 write a research paper on some aspect of contemporary theatre
Assignment # 1:Write a research paper on some aspect of contemporary theatre.

  • Need idea of what information is available before you write.

    • Broad topic, too many options

      • Difficult to find relevant sources if topic is broad/ambiguous

      • What if there is nothing new to say?

    • Narrow topic, too few options

      • What if you choose a topic with no information?

  • Literature Review?


What is a literature review
What is a Literature Review?

  • Generally, the purpose of a literature review is to analyze critically a segment of a published body of knowledge through summary, classification, and comparison of prior research studies, other literature reviews, and theoretical articles.

    • “Review of Literature.” The Writer’s Handbook. The Writing Center, UW at Madison. 2004, 15 Feburary 2006 <http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/

      ReviewofLiterature.html>. Path: Home; Writers Handbook; Common Writing Assignments; Review of Literature.

      How to construct a Literature Review


Literature review example
Literature Review--Example

  • Here is the introduction and literature review for a paper on queer readings of musical theatre.

  • The second paragraph—the literature review—briefly and clearly explains the findings of previous studies of the same or similar subjects.

  • Examples from the paper: “You’ve got that thing”: Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and the Erotics of the List Song. Theatre Journal. 64 (2). December 2012.


Literature review example first paragraph introduction

The ascendance of queer theory effected a sea change in theatre studies and musicology. Beginning in the 1990s, scholars in both disciplines started using its methods to study the histories of theatre and music, paying particular attention to those writers, composers, and performers most likely to have savored homoerotic fantasies and practices and to those genres most associated with lesbian or gay subcultures. Music theatre has been especially alluring to queer theorists and historians, in part because of the adulatory cults that have developed around opera and the Broadway musical. Indeed, the opera queen and the musical theatre queen are routinely imagined to be the most visible and fervent of fans. From Philadelphia to Smash, gay men can be pinpointed by their adoration of Maria Callas or Ethel Merman. Despite this preponderance of queer devotees, however, the assignment of sexual provenance to either genre is problematic. As Judith Peraino notes: “Music is notoriously resistant to legibility,” especially in regard to sexuality, and even music theatre, complete with text, plot, and characters, defies sexual classification.

Literature Review—ExampleFirst Paragraph--Introduction


Literature review example second paragraph literature review

Music theatre’s resistance to classification has not stopped a number of critics since the 1980s from claiming the Broadway musical as a gay theatrical genre, albeit one that has been closeted for most of its history. Gerald Mast, for example, writing in 1987, epitomizes post-Stonewall, gay-positive criticism by noting the attraction of “gay people” to the musical’s “masquerade of extravagant excess and outrageous frippery.” Believing that both musicals and “gay people” practice a subversive double-coding, he argues that musicals “translate their alternative vision of human and social relationships into forms that both disguise it as societal critique and allow its implications to be clearly read.”

Literature Review—ExampleSecond Paragraph—Literature Review


Literature review example second paragraph literature review1

John Clum elaborates a similar approach a decade later while making even more sweeping claims: “Musicals were always gay.” Having absorbed the lessons of queer theory about the intractability of sexual desires and identities, D. A. Miller and Stacy Wolf develop more nuanced, circumspect, and historically specific arguments. Miller’s Place for Us is a theoretical tract cum memoir that mines his own experience to argue that musicals—especially Gypsy (1959), his master text—represent privileged sites for gay men to rehearse and perform their identifications and desires. Wolf, meanwhile, in A Problem Like Maria and Changed for Good, offers both a provocative lesbian reading of the musical and a much-needed feminist history of the form.

Literature Review—ExampleSecond Paragraph—Literature Review


My assignment says to write an abstract of my paper what is it

An abstract is a self-contained, short, and powerful statement that describes a larger work.

Components vary according to discipline.

An abstract of a humanities work may contain the thesis, background, and conclusion of the larger work.

An abstract is not a review, nor does it evaluate the work being abstracted.

While it contains key words found in the larger work, the abstract is an original document rather than an excerpted passage.

UNC Writing Center—https://http://writingcenter.unc.edu/?s=abstract

My assignment says to write an abstract of my paper—What is it?


Abstract example

Critics have long noted the association between the Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

Abstract—Example


Assignment 1 write a research paper on some aspect of contemporary theatre1
Assignment # 1: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Write a research paper on some aspect of contemporary theatre.

  • Research Question: How did American theatre and theatre artists respond to the events of 9-11? Were any plays written that dealt with the events? If so, what were the themes of those plays?


Assignment 2 complete a character analysis of emma goldman
Assignment #2: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Complete a character analysis of Emma Goldman.

  • Research Question: Research and write a complete, detailed biographical study of Emma Goldman relative to developing her as a character for the play Emma by Howard Zinn.


Assignment 3 design scenery lights and costumes for the game of love and chance
Assignment #3: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Design scenery, lights and costumes for The Game of Love and Chance.

  • Research Question: Complete an analysis of 18th century French style in order to design costumes, lights, and scenery for The Game of Love and Chance.


Ii determine a search strategy

II. Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Determine a Search Strategy

How will you search to find the information you are looking for?


Determining a search strategy
Determining a Search Strategy Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Identify subject and key concepts for your search topic

  • Identify potential information sources

  • Identify where those information sources are located in the library, and how to use them


Determining a search strategy identify subject and key concepts for topic

Purpose Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

Subject Area

Focus

Topic

Topic

Concepts

Subject & Key Word

Determining a search strategy:Identify subject and key concepts for topic


Purpose: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Scholarly research paper

Subject: 21st century theatre history

Focus: American theatre after 9-11

Topic: How did American theatre respond to the events of 9-11.

Concepts:

Theater/re, response to 9/11

Subject & Key Words:

Theatre: plays, drama, theatre

Response: reactions

9-11: terrorism

How did American theatre and theatre artists respond to the events of 9-11? Were any plays written that dealt with the events? If so, what were the themes of those plays?


Purpose: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Scholarly research paper.

Subject: Emma Goldman

Focus: Biographical Study

Topic: Life, times, and beliefs of Emma Goldman.

Concepts:

Emma Goldman, Biographical information

Subject & Key Words:

Goldman: anarchist, suffraget

Biographical information: life, death

Research and write a complete, detailed biographical study of Emma Goldman relative to developing her as a character in the play Emma by Howard Zinn.


Purpose: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Scholarly research for design.

Subject: 18th C. France.

Focus: Period style

Topic: What were the architecture, décor, dress, and art of the 18th c France?

Concepts:

18th c French architecture, décor, dress, art, history.

Subject & Key Words:

18th c: eighteenth century, Rococo

Dress: Clothes, costume.

Art: Painting, sculpture

Architecture: Domestic, Religious, Versailles

Décor: Interior decoration

History: Government

Complete an analysis of 18th century French style in order to design costumes, lights, and scenery for She Stoops to Conquer.


Determining a search strategy identify potential information sources
Determining a search strategy: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Identify potential information sources

  • Research needs determine which information sources to search!


Identifying potential source options
Identifying Potential Source Options Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Subject & Related subject areas

    • Subject Librarian--Subject Areas

  • Source Content & Level

  • Source Scope

  • Identification of possible sources

  • Search strategy


Identifying potential source options1
Identifying Potential Source Options Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Content:

    • Scholarly—those created by persons taking a scholarly approach to the subject.

    • Popular—those created by persons taking a non-scholarly approach to the subject.

      • Criteria to tell the difference

  • Source Level:

    • Primary—generally, those created at the time of the event or person’s life that you are studying.

    • Secondary—generally, those created after the time of the event of the person’s life that you are studying.

      • Criteria to tell the difference


Assignment 1
Assignment #1: Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Principal Subject Area:

    • Humanities

      • Theatre

  • Related Subject Area:

  • Source Content:

    • 1st Choice: Scholarly—need analytical opinions from theatre scholars.

    • 2nd Choice: Popular—may provide reviews of plays and opinions as to their value, or the plays from the audience’s point of view.


Assignment 11
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Level:

    • Primary: necessary because they will capture the immediate response of the theatre community.

    • Secondary: necessary because they will evaluate, compare and analyze the theatre of the event.

  • Source Scope:

    • Comprehensive and specialized sources are acceptable.


Assignment 12
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Identification:

    • 1st Choice:Periodicals will be best for primary sources as most will still be available in electronic indexes. It will be best source for theatre periodicals (scholarly), and it will also have human interest stories (popular) in papers like the New York Times.

      • Carlson, M. “9/11, Afghanistan, and Iraq: The Response of the New York Theatre”. Theatre Survey, May 2004.

      • Cameron, B. “When 9/11 is History”. Theatre Survey, September, 2002.

      • Salmon, J. “A Response to 9/11, So Unheroically Human”. New York Times, December 15, 2002.


Assignment 13
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Identification:

    • 2nd Choice:

    • Books will be helpful, particularly if they are a compilation of articles on the subject or books written about the subject. (Too early for them to have been written?)

    • Play Scripts written about the events of 9/11 will give insight into the theatre’s response.

      • Mueller, L. Voices from September 11th.

      • Thomas, A. & Batra, T. With their Eyes: September 11th—the View from a High School at Ground Zero.

      • LaBute, N. The Mercy Seat.


Assignment 14
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Search Strategy:

    • Begin with a general search of journal databases looking for scholarly and popular articles with a subject of theatre and 9/11. Then move to see if there are any books or plays that have been written about the topic specifically, or that hold essays on the subject.


Assignment 15
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Research Question: How did American theatre and theatre artists respond to the events of 9-11? Were any plays written that dealt with the events? If so, what were the themes of those plays?

  • Research Topic: The events of 9/11 had both an immediate and lasting affect on American theatre, not only in New York City and Washington, DC, but across the country.

  • Thesis Statement: A study of American theatre from September 11, 2001 to September 11, 2009, shows the affects of the 9/11 events on theatre. While an immediate, visceral theatrical response appeared in New York City, but waned after a few months, an investigation of new plays written since the attack, shows a more lasting affect in both plays dealing specifically with the tragedy, and plays with subject matter informed by the 9/11 events.


Assignment 2
Assignment #2 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Principal Subject Area:

    • Humanities

      • History

  • Related Subject Area:

    • Social Sciences

      • Women’s studies

      • Political science

  • Source Content:

    • 1st Choice: Scholarly—need biographical sources explaining her place as an anarchist, feminist, and social activist.

    • 2nd Choice: Popular—look in contemporary periodicals for articles written about her.


Assignment 21
Assignment #2 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Level:

    • Secondary—Contemporary authors who have written about her will be most prevelant.

    • Primary—Did she write an autobiography? Is there an annotated autobiography? Popular news sources written during her lifetime?

  • Source Scope:

    • Comprehensive and specialized are acceptable:

      • Comprehensive:

        • Marsh, M. Anarchist Women, 1870-1920.

      • Specialized:

        • Goldman, E. Living My Life.

        • Wexler, A. Emma Goldman: An Intimate Life.


Assignment 22
Assignment #2 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Identification:

    • Books--as she is a historical figure most of the information about her will be in books.

    • Periodicals--there may be articles written about her in contemporary publications as well as copies of primary articles.

    • Reference Materials--because she was a historical figure she will be in most encyclopedias, general and subject.

      • The Encyclopedia of Women in American History


Assignment 23
Assignment #2 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Search Strategy:

    • Begin with biographies of Goldman as well as her autobiographical writings. Then move to books and periodicals that write about her place as an anarchist, woman, and social activist.


Assignment 3
Assignment #3 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Principal Subject Area:

    • Humanities

      • Art History

      • Architecture

  • Related Subject Area:

    • Social Sciences

      • Anthropology (Costume & Dress)

  • Source Content:

    • 1st Choice: Scholarly—need sources that explain & analyze 18th century French style.

    • 2nd Choice: Popular—photographs in periodicals (Architectural Digest)


Assignment 31
Assignment #3 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Level:

    • Secondary: authors who have written about 18th century style, after the 18th century will be most prevalent.

    • Primary: those who wrote about the 18th century while living in it (diaries/letters); also paintings of architecture and dress.

  • Source Scope:

    • Comprehensive and specialized sources are acceptable.

      • Comprehensive:

        • Ribero, A. Dress in Eighteenth-Century Europe.

        • Summerston, J. The Architecture of the Eighteenth Century.

      • Specialized:

        • Delpierre, M. Dress in France in the Eighteenth Century.

        • Kalnein, W. Architecture in France in the Eighteenth Century.


Assignment 32
Assignment #3 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Source Identification:

    • Books most of the material will be in books.

    • Periodicals

      • Scholarly journals such as Dress and Eighteenth Century Studies.

      • Popular periodicals such as National Geographic

    • Reference Materials some reference sources may have articles on famous people, architecture, and behaviors of the period.

      • “Rococo” in Encyclopedia of Interior Design

      • “Rococo Style” in Encyclopedia Americana


Assignment 33
Assignment #3 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Search Strategy:

    • Begin with general, comprehensive secondary sources that describe elements of 18th century style. Then look for specialized secondary sources covering specific aspects of the same period. Look for visual images that define the period.


End part i ii
End Part I & II Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

I. Develop a research topic

II. Form a search strategy


Iii identifying locating evaluating information materials

III. Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials

-What specific type of source has the information?

-Where it is located in the library?

-Authority of information source?


Identifying locating evaluating information materials
Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

Identifying different types of information sources in the Simpson Library

Which type is most likely to have the information that I want?


Types of information materials available in the simpson library
Types of information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots. available in the Simpson Library

  • Reference Sources

  • Books

  • Periodicals

  • Databases

  • All are accessible via the Library Web

    • The CONTENTS of each may not be electronically available


Reference sources
Reference Sources Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Encyclopedias

  • Dictionaries & Thesauri

  • Almanacs

  • Yearbooks

  • Handbooks

  • Atlases

  • Indexes


Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Encyclopedias contain brief overview articles on a wide range of subjects. Encyclopedias are frequently sets of multiple volumes and may cover a broad range of subjects or focus on a single subject area.

    • General:Encyclopaedia Britannica, Britannica Online

    • Subject:McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama


Subject encyclopedias
Subject Encyclopedias Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Assignment #1:

    -The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance

    -Critical Survey of Drama

    -Drama Criticism

  • Assignment #2:

    -Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

    -Activists, Rebels, and Reformers

    -Women in World History

  • Assignment #3:

    -The Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion

    -Encyclopedia of Interior Design

    -The Dictionary of Art


Dictionaries thesauri
Dictionaries & Thesauri Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Dictionaries & Thesauri provide definitions of words and phrases. Some include the origins and histories of terms. Some include general terms in a particular language, whereas others may define jargon in a particular field of study.

    • Language dictionaries provide definitions for words in multiple languages.

    • Biographical dictionaries give information about people's lives and accomplishments.

    • Thesauri identify other words or terms with the same or similar meaning.


Dictionaries thesauri1
Dictionaries & Thesauri Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Assignment #1:

    • International Dictionary of Theatre: Plays

  • Assignment #2:

    • Larousse Dictionary of Women

  • Assignment #3:

    • Illustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture


Almanacs statistical sources
Almanacs & Statistical Sources Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Almanacs are compilations of factsand statistics and in the case of Theatre research can be useful to look up statistics related to the arts. Most almanacs are updated annually or according to another regular schedule.

  • Statistical Sources just include compilations and summaries of numeric data.


Almanacs statistical sources1
Almanacs & Statistical Sources Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Almanac:

    • World Almanac and Book of Facts

  • Statistical Source:

    • LexisNexis Statistical.

    • Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2004-2005

      • Statistics available: Theatre Attendance and Receipts; Federal aid to theatres; personal expenditures on theatre.

      • Available electronically

        • http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/


Yearbooks
Yearbooks Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Yearbooks provide annual updates of current events, facts, statistics, new discoveries, research or other timely information. Some reference book publishers issue yearbooks to update and supplement their publications until a new editions are available.


Handbooks manuels guides
Handbooks, Manuels & Guides Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Handbooks, manuals, and guides to a field of study provide a detailed overview of or a general introduction to a subject area.

    • Handbooks are similar to encyclopedias only with more in-depth entries.

    • Manuals provide instruction on how to do something.

    • Guides to a field of study are designed to teach researchers or students about the sources and research methodology in the field.


Atlases gazetteers guidebooks
Atlases, Gazetteers & Guidebooks Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Atlases, Gazetteers and Guidebooks are geographical sources.

    • Atlases are composed primarily of maps but may contain additional geographic information.

    • Gazetteers are dictionaries of place names and landmarks, both natural and man-made.

    • Guidebooks give important travel and other descriptive information about places


Indexes abstracts bibliographies
Indexes, Abstracts & Bibliographies Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Indexes, abstracts and bibliographies provide access to books, the contents of periodicals (magazines and journals), research reports, chapters in books, dissertations, and other materials.

  • The majority of people use these types of sources to locate periodical articles on a particular topic.


Indexes abstracts bibliographies1
Indexes, Abstracts & Bibliographies Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Indexes are alphabetical subject-based listings of items.

    • Periodical Index (database)

      • Author and Title and Subject access points

        • A single item may be listed under several subject headings.

    • Index in a Book

      • Includes the content of that book only

  • Abstracts are indexes that include summaries of the contents of the listed materials. These summaries are called abstracts as well.

  • -Bibliographies are compilations of sources on a particular topic, by a particular author or in a particular library collection.

    • Subject Bibliography

      • Author, Title, and broad Subject access points.

      • Unlike an index, entries usually appear once.

    • Bibliography in a book

      • List of sources used to write that book

      • To find other sources on same topic


Indexes abstracts bibliographies2
Indexes, Abstracts & Bibliographies Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Assignment #1:

    • Index: Expanded Academic ASAP

    • Bibliography: American Theatre History: An Annotated Bibliography.

  • Assignment #2:

    • Index: Expanded Academic ASAP

    • Bibliography: Anarchist Thinkers and Thought: An Annotated Bibliography.

  • Assignment #3:

    • Index: Expanded Academic ASAP

    • Bibliography: Architecture: A Bibliographic Guide to Basic Reference Works, Histories, and Handbooks.


Books
Books Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Generally, scholarly books (as opposed to fiction) are either written on a single topic or are a collection of many articles, written by one or more authors on a single subject.

    • A collection of essays on a subject might be as helpful as a single topic book, as it will often give different perspectives on the same topic in one place

  • Books are shelved by subject. That means that books with a similar subject should be next to each other on the shelves.

    • However, this may not always be the case, so if you do not find more than one book on the same subject, do not assume that there are no more, as they just may be shelved in another place—under another subject.


Books1
Books Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Assignment #1:

    • None available

  • Assignment #2:

    • Solomon, M. Emma Goldman

    • Watson, M. Lives of Their Own: Rhetorical Dimensions of Autobiographies of Women Activists.

  • Assignment #3:

    • DeLorme, E. Garden Pavillions and the 18th Century French Court.

    • Adams, Censer & Graham. Visions and Revisions of Eighteenth-Century France.


Periodicals
Periodicals Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Journals and magazines are periodicals. This means that they are published at regular intervals. Both are numbered in volumes which correspond to a specific year and most journals have issue numbers.

    • A Journal is a scholarly publication in which researchers report findings of studies relative to a specific field. Most journal articles are evaluated by a panel (jury) of experts for accuracy and relevance before being published.

    • Magazines are written by a staff of writers for a more “popular” audience and the articles are not evaluated by a jury. There are Magazines and Journals covering most disciplines.

      • How do you tell the difference?


Periodicals1

Theatre Journals Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

Theatre Journal

Modern Drama

Theatre Topics

Theatre Survey

Women in Performance

Theatre Magazines

American Theatre Magazine

Entertainment Design

Shakespeare Magazine

TD&T

Periodicals


Assignment 16
Assignment #1 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Journal:

    • Gomez-Pena, E-Mael, & McKee. “Re: Group/No homeland: A Post-9/11 Intercultural Poltergeist.” TDR, 47(4), 2003.

  • Magazine:

    • Shandell, J. “Authors! Authors!”. American Theatre, 22(3), 2005.


Assignment 24
Assignment #2 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Journal:

    • Falk, C. “Emma Goldman: Passion, Politics, and the Theatrics of Free Expression”. Women’s History Review, 11(1), 2002.

  • Magazine:

    • Auleta, B, Goldstone, B. “Happy Birthday, Emma”. Off our Backs: A Women’s Newsjournal. 1, 1970


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Assignment #3 Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Journal:

    • Riberio, A. “The Art of Dress, Fashion in England and France 1750-1820”. Eighteenth Century Studies, 29(4), 1996.

  • Magazine:

    • Rosenau, H. “Functional & the Ideal in late Eighteenth-Century French Architecture”. The Architectural Review, 140, 1966.


Databases
Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Subscription databases are those that you can only access for a fee, in this case paid by the University.

  • Databases are differentiated by

    • Subject scope

    • Citation, Abstract, &/or Full-Text


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Subscription Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Broad Scope--Arts and Humanities Search

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    • Basic search and an Advanced search option

      • The basic search is usually just a “keyword” search

      • The advanced search allows very specific searches using different search terms.


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Subscription Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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Subscription Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Citation, Abstract, &/or Full-Text Indexes

    • A Citation Index only gives you the information you need to locate an article: the title, author, publication, and date. Some Citation Index’s also include:

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Subscription Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Citation

    • DRESS IN 18TH-CENTURY EUROPE, 1715-1789 - RIBEIRO,AAuthor: KORSHIN, PJ Source: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES 21, no. 1 (FAL 1987): 147-151

  • Abstract

    • DRESS IN 18TH-CENTURY EUROPE, 1715-1789 - RIBEIRO,A. Author: KORSHIN, PJ Source: EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES 21, no. 1 (FAL 1987): 147-151. (Book Review)

      Riberio’s thesis for her new book is “ clothes played the most vital role in defining man and his part in society, to an extent which we cannot contemplate today”. The book is a development of this theme by investigation dress, social factors for dress, and the heavy influence of French Court society on clothing.

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Arts and Humanities Search Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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Subscription Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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Identifying locating evaluating information materials1
Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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Identifying locating evaluating information materials2
Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

  • Finding different sources in the library

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    Reference Sources & Books Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Use the library web pageto locate Reference Sources and Books by title, subject, or author.

      • The catalog will not search the text in either source.

      • E Books

    • When you find one book that you like, try finding others like it by clicking on one of the “subject” links in the book’s record.


    Periodicals2
    Periodicals Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Use the databases link from the Library web page to access a full-text or citation database to locate articles in Periodicals.

      • When you find the title of an article that you want, there may be a “locate journal article” link in the citation will let you see if the library has a copy of the article available for you.

        • The library does not have access to all the periodicals included in every database.

      • When you find one article that you like, you can also click on a “subject” link for related articles. Even though each database calls the subject links something else, they all provide that option to search for related articles that way.


    Databases2
    Databases Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Use the databases link from the library web page to find information in a Database, go to that database and use the search tools provided.

      • Almost all subscription databases default to a keyword search that searches the title, text, and subjects of the entry.

      • You may also be able to click on a “subject” link for related articles.

      • Not all databases use the same search techniques. If you are having trouble finding information in a specific database, then look for a help box that will explain how to search the specific database using an advanced search.

      • OR see a Reference Librarian.


    Identifying locating evaluating information materials3
    Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    Determining which information sources are acceptable for your research.

    • Generally an academic library chooses authoritative sources offering contrasting opinions

    • YOU SHOULD NEVER ASSUME AUTHORITY


    Identifying locating evaluating information materials4
    Identifying, Locating & Evaluating information materials Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Evaluation of source materials

      • Generic Criteria for Evaluation

        • Stated Criteria for inclusion of information

        • Authority of author(s)

        • Comparability with related sources

        • Stability of information

          • Edited from: Tilliman, Hope N. “Generic Criteria for Evaluation.” Evaluating Quailty on the Net. March 28, 2004.<http://www.hopetillman.com/findqual.html>.


    Evaluating information print
    Evaluating information: Print Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Criteria

      • The author should tell you why they included and excluded what they did.

    • Authority

      • What qualifications merit the author as a source? Why is their opinion valid?

    • Comparability

      • How does their scholarship compare to the total written on the subject?

      • Are they writing with a bias?

    • Stability

      • Is what they are writing based on established research methods?


    Evaluating information web sites
    Evaluating information: Web Sites Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    • Five criteria for evaluating Web pages

    • Simpson Library guide to evaluate information sources

      • Accuracy

      • Authority

      • Objectivity

      • Currency

      • Coverage


    Evaluating information web sites1

    Acceptable Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

    British Drama

    Federal Theatre Project

    Costume

    Clothing of the 18th Century

    The Emma Goldman Papers

    Questionable

    Kabuki Theatre

    Burlesque

    TheatreHistory.com

    Historical Boys Clothing

    Goldman Archive

    Evaluating information: Web Sites


    Further questions
    Further Questions? Broadway musical and gay men as both producers and consumers. But rather than claim that musicals are gay, lesbian, or queer, this essay analyzes the circulation of desire in the work of two composer-lyricists, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, by focusing on their mastery of the list or catalog song, a form that requires only that its lyric contains an inventory of people, places, or things. The essay argues that the list song functions as a kind of desiring-machine, an assembly line of words that represents a musical consequence and signature of the Fordist means of production. The list songs of Porter and Sondheim, which herald the beginning and end of Broadway’s so-called Golden Age, divulge in their differing ways the contrasting sets of desires and anxieties that swirl around the closet—and the Broadway musical—in the decades before and after the Stonewall riots.

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