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Italian, Continuing and Intermediate: A Library Guide: Italian Visual & Performing Arts

A guide to library resources in Italian language, literature, history, and culture intended for students studying the language.

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Marcella Albani

Art, Theater, Film

Most library materials on the visual arts (painting, sculpture, photography)and architecture are located in the Fine Arts Library in Rand Hall. Resources on music, opera, and dance are housed in the Music Library in Lincoln Hall. The resources listed below are primarily for theater and film.

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To find library materials on Italian art, search the Library Catalog for Art, Italian as a Subject.

Enciclopedia Dello Spettacolo. Roma: Casa Editrice Le Maschere, 1954-1962. 9 vols. Olin Reference PN2035 E563+ ; also Music Reference
Designed to cover the "grand spectacle" from antiquity to the present, including theater, opera, ballet, film, vaudville and the circus. Entries discuss performers, authors, composers, directors, designers, etc. Profusely illustrated. Contains bibliographies.
Moliterno, Gino. Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, c2008.Olin Library Reference PN1993.5 I88 M56 2008
"Hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology"--From publisher description.

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