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BISAC Subject Headings List, Performing Arts

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PERFORMING ARTS

Use subjects beginning with "PERFORMING ARTS / Theater" for works on drama as performed on the stage and use "PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays" for dramatic works written for film or television.  Use subjects in the DRAMA section for dramatic works written for the stage.

 

PER000000 PERFORMING ARTS / General

 

PER001000 PERFORMING ARTS / Acting & Auditioning

 

PER017000 PERFORMING ARTS / Animation (see also Film / Genres / Animated)

 

PERFORMING ARTS / Broadway & Musicals see Theater / Broadway & Musicals

 

PER014000 PERFORMING ARTS / Business Aspects

 

PER002000 PERFORMING ARTS / Circus

 

PER015000 PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy

 

PER003000 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / General

 

PER003090 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Ballroom

 

PER003050 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Choreography & Dance Notation

 

PER003010 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Classical & Ballet

 

PER003020 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Folk

 

PER003100 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / History & Criticism

 

PER003030 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Jazz

 

PER003040 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Modern

 

PER003060 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Popular

 

PER003070 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Reference

 

PER021000 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Regional & Ethnic

 

PER003080 PERFORMING ARTS / Dance / Tap

 

PER004000 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / General

 

PER004010 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Direction & Production

 

PER004060 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / General

 

PER004070 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Action & Adventure

 

PER004080 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Animated

 

PER004090 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Comedy

 

PER004100 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Crime

 

PER004110 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Documentary

 

PER004120 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Historical

 

PER004130 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Horror

 

PER004140 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Science Fiction & Fantasy

 

PER004150 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Genres / Westerns

 

PER004020 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Guides & Reviews

 

PER004030 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism

 

PER004040 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Reference

 

PER004050 PERFORMING ARTS / Film / Screenwriting

 

PER022000 PERFORMING ARTS / Improvisation *

 

PER018000 PERFORMING ARTS / Individual Director (see also BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts)

 

PERFORMING ARTS / Mass Media see SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies

 

  PERFORMING ARTS / Miming see Theater / Miming

 

PER020000 PERFORMING ARTS / Monologues & Scenes

 

PER007000 PERFORMING ARTS / Puppets & Puppetry

 

PER008000 PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / General

 

PER008010 PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / History & Criticism

 

PER008020 PERFORMING ARTS / Radio / Reference

 

PER009000 PERFORMING ARTS / Reference

 

PER016000 PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays

 

PER019000 PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling

 

PER010000 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / General

 

PER010010 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Direction & Production

 

PER010060 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / General

 

PER010070 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Children's

 

PER010080 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Comedy

 

PER010090 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Drama

 

PER010100 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Reality, Game Shows & Talk Shows

 

PER010110 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Genres / Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

 

PER010020 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Guides & Reviews

 

PER010030 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / History & Criticism

 

PER010040 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Reference

 

PER010050 PERFORMING ARTS / Television / Screenwriting

 

PER011000 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / General

 

PER013000 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Broadway & Musicals

 

PER011010 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Direction & Production

 

PER011020 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism

 

PER006000 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Miming

 

PER011030 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting

 

PER011040 PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Stagecraft & Scenography

 

PERFORMING ARTS / Video see headings under Film

 

If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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