The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre

The WECT includes essays from some 160 countries world-wide. Each extended national essay includes sections on the country’s theatre history, the infrastructure and funding of the country’s theatre community, an artistic profile including discussions of major writers, theatre artists and styles, music and dance theatre, theatre for young audiences, puppet theatre, design, theatre space, training and scholarship. The main editor is Don Rubin.

This six volume theatre encyclopedia is a unique publication.
Volume 1: Europe
Edited by Peter Nagy, Phillippe Rouyer, Don Rubin
Volume 2: The Americas
Edited by Don Rubin, Carlos Solorzano
Volume 3: Africa
Edited by Ousmane Diakhate, Hansel Ndumbe Eyoh, Don Rubin

Volume 4: The Arab World
Edited by Don Rubin, Ghassan Maleh, Farouk Ohan, Samir Sarhan, Ahmed Zaki
Volume 5: Asia / Pacific
Edited by Don Rubin, Ramendu Majumdar, Chua Soo Pong, Ravi Chaturvedi, Minoru Tanokura, Katherine Brisbane
Volume 6: Bibliography and Cumulative Index

The books are available over or