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1laena
Feb 23, 2009, 11:53am Top

Includes acting, circus, dance, mime, puppetry, and theatre. Plays are considered drama and are placed under FICTION.

2Janalla2
Apr 3, 2009, 7:03pm Top

I am one of the 8 Pratt Students working to help establish second levels. Please check out the blog that we are keeping to document our process at http://classifyme.blogspot.com/. I have been drawing from a number of resources to help figure out the performing arts levels. I began looking at the BISAC categories and found a good start there. I checked out DDC and LC and didn't quite see the specificity I was looking for. I also looked the NYPL Performing Arts Library for inspiration. I couldn't resist going past the second levels thinking that in libraries with specialized performing arts collections the additional levels might be useful.

My categories are in a draft phase. I wanted to give them to the group to review and discuss. I anticipate plenty of changes and encourage questions and comments on ways to improve the quality of the categories. Please take a look and fire away (gently -- I am new at this)!



PERFORMING ARTS / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning

PERFORMING ARTS / Administration

PERFORMING ARTS / Animation

PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects

PERFORMING ARTS / Circus

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Improvisation

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Stand up

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Ballet

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Classical

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Cultural

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Education

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Folk

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Jazz

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Notation

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Popular

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Tap

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Lighting

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Set

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Sound

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Costume

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Props

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Make up

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Business

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Guides and Reviews

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Screenwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Financial Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / Non-profit

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / For Profit

PERFORMING ARTS / History

PERFORMING ARTS / Magic in Performance

PERFORMING ARTS / Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Mime

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Performance

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Performance / Orchestra

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Performance / Orchestra

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Performance / Solo Artist

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Education / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Education / Music Theory

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Education / Musicology

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Education / Music History

PERFORMING ARTS / Music / Music Education

PERFORMING ARTS / Opera

PERFORMING ARTS / Playwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Puppets & Puppetry

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays

PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides and Reviews

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Screenwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway and Musical Review

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Dramaturgy

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Performance Art

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Directing

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Stage Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Vaudeville

PERFORMING ARTS / Vocal Training



3Suncat
Apr 3, 2009, 11:32pm Top

Animation is not a performing art. At most, the voice actors could be said to be performing, and that's a relatively small part of an entire animated production. In every bookstore and library I've been in, the books on animation are near the books on drawing.

Is Music no longer a top-level category?
http://www.librarything.com/topic/58492

4Janalla2
Apr 4, 2009, 1:00pm Top

Excellent points. Animation would be much better suited under the category of art. Animation has seen evolution from traditional hand drawn work to the digital/CGI work we are seeing more and more of today. Music is still a top level category. The performance aspect got the wheels turning for me and I neglected to go back to the top levels. Music does branch out and cover all performance aspects.

So taking all that into consideration, the levels have been re-adjusted.

PERFORMING ARTS / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning

PERFORMING ARTS / Administration

PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects

PERFORMING ARTS / Circus

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Improvisation

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Stand up

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Ballet

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Classical

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Cultural

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Education

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Folk

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Jazz

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Notation

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Popular

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Tap

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Lighting

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Set

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Sound

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Costume

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Props

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Make up

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Business

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Guides and Reviews

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Screenwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Financial Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / Non-profit

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / For Profit

PERFORMING ARTS / History

PERFORMING ARTS / Magic in Performance

PERFORMING ARTS / Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Mime

PERFORMING ARTS / Opera

PERFORMING ARTS / Playwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Puppets & Puppetry

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays

PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides and Reviews

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History and Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Screenwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway and Musical Review

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Dramaturgy

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Performance Art

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Directing

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Stage Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Vaudeville

PERFORMING ARTS / Vocal Training

5BarkingMatt
Apr 4, 2009, 1:12pm Top

"Film & Television" is a separate top level category. I think animation should be in there by the way.

6Janalla2
Apr 4, 2009, 5:37pm Top


I think there is a case to be made for putting animation in film & television. I scanned the list again and have also decided that screenwriting and radio would be better suited elsewhere.

PERFORMING ARTS / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning

PERFORMING ARTS / Administration

PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects

PERFORMING ARTS / Circus

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Improvisation

PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy / Stand up

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Ballet

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Classical

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Cultural

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Education

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Folk

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Jazz

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Notation

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Popular

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Tap

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Lighting

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Set

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Sound

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Costume

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Props

PERFORMING ARTS / Design / Make up

PERFORMING ARTS / Financial Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / Non-profit

PERFORMING ARTS / Funding / For Profit

PERFORMING ARTS / History

PERFORMING ARTS / Magic in Performance

PERFORMING ARTS / Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Mime

PERFORMING ARTS / Opera

PERFORMING ARTS / Playwriting

PERFORMING ARTS / Puppets & Puppetry

PERFORMING ARTS / Reference

PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway and Musical Review

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction and Production

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Dramaturgy

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Performance Art

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Directing

PERFORMING ARTS / Theater Production / Stage Management

PERFORMING ARTS / Vaudeville

PERFORMING ARTS / Vocal Training

7comfypants
Apr 10, 2009, 3:31pm Top

I'm wondering about musical theater and opera, and whether they belong here or in Music or both. My instinct says both (at least for musical theater, not so sure about opera), but is that potentially confusing?

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