Theatre: Websites

This guide will help you find library and online resources useful in researching and writing about all aspects of theatre from performance to production to dramatic literature.

Theatre Websites with Performance Emphasis

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Theatre Websites

Evaluating Sources

When evaluating ANY source use this list of common questions to guide you through the process. For more information see the Library Quick Guide on evaluating websites.

Currency: Information is timely.

  • Can you locate a publication date or posted date?
  • Are there revisions or updates to the information?
  • Is the information current enough for your topic?

Relevance: Information connects to your research needs. 

  • Does the information answer your research question?
  • How does the information compare to other sources you found?
  • Is the information appropriate for college-level courses?
  • Have you explored a variety of sources to find the most relevant information?

Authority: Information comes from a trusted source/expert.

  • Is there a clearly identified author, organization, and/or publisher?
  • Does the author have notable credentials, affiliations, or additional publications?
  • Can the author be seen as an authority or expert on the topic?
  • Does the URL (.gov, .org, .com, .edu, .net, .mil) suggest an affiliation?

Accuracy: Information is correct, reliable, and factual.

  • Can you identify the original source(s) of information?
  • Is the information supported by evidence?
  • Has the information been peer reviewed or fact checked?
  • Is the information supported by other sources?
  • Is the information error-free and well edited?
  • Is the information free from logical fallacies or emotionally charged language?

Purpose: Information has a clear reason or intent.

  • Is there an identifiable bias (political, personal, ideological, institutional)?
  • What is the source's agenda (inform, persuade, sell, mislead, provoke)?
  • Is the information factual, opinion, propaganda, or satirical?
  • Does the source clearly identify a purpose or editorial standards (About section)?
  • Is the source speaking to a specific audience?

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