Researching Performing Arts topics, from acting to dance to comedy to opera

Performing artsFor undergraduates studying the history of the performing arts, Questia offers a treasure trove of reference books, journals and articles that dive into all aspects of music, dance, acting, opera and comedy. Tracing the roots of performing arts takes one back thousands of years, covering both West and Eastern hemispheres. For the ancient Greeks, renowned playwrights Sophocles (496-406 B.C.) and Menander, (341/42– ca. 290 BC) ushered in the idea of dramatic and comedic theater. The Chinese performing arts date back to 1000 B.C. with singing and dancing being performed at the Chinese court as early as the Zhou Dynasty (1046-256 B.C.) Read more