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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

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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