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Theatre Survey


Theatre Survey is chartered by the American Society for Theatre Research as a theatre history journal. Its theatrical and historical orientations are both broadly conceived. Performance-centered studies are welcome from all points across all historical, cultural, and methodological spectra, as are historiographic studies.

Editorial Policy and Practices

Articles should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word document), and should include a brief abstract of the essay (ca. 250 words). Manuscripts of twenty-five to forty pages in length, standard font (e.g. Times New Roman), paginated lower center, and double-spaced throughout, including endnotes, should be prepared according to the Chicago Manual of Style, 14th ed. Articles submitted to Re: Sources should be ten to twenty pages in length. Titles of publications cited should be italicized and bold fonts avoided. Contributors are responsible for obtaining permission and paying costs to reproduce any materials, including illustrations, for which they do not hold the copyright. To secure a blind reading, the title of the essay, author’s name and contact information should appear on a separate cover sheet, with the title repeated on the first page of text. Articles can be submitted to Theatre Survey through the following website:

If you request colour figures in the printed version, you will be contacted by CCC-Rightslink who are acting on our behalf to collect Author Charges. Please follow their instructions in order to avoid any delay in the publication of your article.

Correspondence concerning book reviews should be addressed to:

Gina Bloom

Book Review Editor, Theatre Survey

English Department

University of California, Davis,

One Shields Ave., Davis,

CA 95616-8581


Correspondence concerning membership in the American Society for Theatre Research should be addressed to:

The American Society for Theatre Research

P.O. Box 1798

Boulder, CO 80306-1798


Last updated May 20th 2014