The Theatre Journal is a quarterly peer-reviewed academic journal covering the theatre arts,[1] with articles from the October and December issues centering on a predetermined theme. It is an official publication of The Association for Theatre in Higher Education[2] and is published on their behalf by the Johns Hopkins University Press.

Theatre Journal  
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DisciplinePerforming arts
Edited byRic Knowles, Ph.D.
Publication details
Former name(s)
Educational Theatre Journal
Standard abbreviations
ISO 4Theatre J.
ISSN0192-2882 (print)
1086-332X (web)
OCLC no.33895455


The journal was established in 1949 as the Educational Theatre Journal and obtained its current name in 1979.[3] The American Educational Theatre Association intended the journal to serve the field of educational theatre and drama in a manner similar to how the Quarterly Journal of Speech and Publications of the Modern Language Association of America served the fields of speech and modern languages respectively.[4] The founding Editor-in-Chief was Barnard Hewitt (University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign). Other past editors include Sue-Ellen Case, Susan Bennett, and Jean Graham-Jones.[5]

Abstracting and indexingEdit

The journal is abstracted and indexed in:


  1. ^ "Publication Information". Theatre Journal. 66 (4): ii. December 2014.
  2. ^ "Theatre Journal". Johns Hopkins University Press.
  3. ^ "Front Matter". Theatre Journal. 31 (1): 1. March 1979.
  4. ^ Hewitt, Barnard (October 1949). "Editor's Foreword". Educational Theatre Journal. 1 (1): 1.
  5. ^ "Theatre Journal: Journal Information". Project Muse.

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