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A The Arts
Use all A* codes for: specialist and general adult titles, including both highly illustrated and more text-based works. For a hobby or recreational approach, prefer a WF* code as the main subject and supplement with A* code(s) where appropriate. Use all A* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers as appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, plus PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
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AT Performing arts
Use all AT* codes with: STYLE 6*, PLACE 1* and TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers as appropriate
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ATC Individual actors and performers
Class here: media personalities, presenters. Use with: relevant AT* code to indicate whether specifically theatre, film, TV, radio etc.
See also: DNBF* Biography: arts and entertainment and its subcategories
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ATD Theatre studies
See also: DD* Plays, playscripts and its subcategories
ATF Films, cinema
Use all ATF* codes for: performing arts aspects only, both for the traditional big screen and made-for-TV movies or for long-form films made for new media, including streaming, on demand or other services (but excluding episodic presentations).
See also: KNTC Film, TV and Radio industries
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ATJ Television
Use all ATJ* codes for: performing arts aspects only, both for traditional television or for new media, including streaming, on demand or other forms of consuming small screen entertainment (including episodic presentations).
See also: KNTC Film, TV and Radio industries
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ATL Radio / podcasts
Use all ATL* codes for: performing arts aspects only, both for traditional radio or for new media, including streaming, on demand or other forms of consuming audio content.
See also: KNT Media, entertainment, information and communication industries
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ATM Film, television, radio and performing arts genres
Use for: the performing arts aspects of these genres only. Use with: other AT* codes to indicate that a work is about a particular genre of film, tv show, stage production etc.
Prefer: F* codes for fictionalised works in particular genres, including tie-ins.
See also: ATJS Television: styles and genres, ATFN Film: styles and genres
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ATN Internet and digital media: arts and performance
Class here: all aspects of Internet as media channel, especially for material that originates online; internet celebrities, bloggers and blogging, vloggers, podcasts etc.
See also: UD* Digital Lifestyle and online world: consumer and user guides and its subcategories, KNTV Computer and video game industry, KNTX Information technology industries
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ATQ Dance
Use for: general works on techniques, studies, reference etc. Use with: JBC* for cultural studies aspects or academic works as appropriate. Use all ATQ* codes with: STYLE 6* Qualifiers as appropriate
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ATX Other performing arts
Class here: mime, noh, street theatre, variety shows, music hall, cabaret, juggling, ventriloquism etc
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ATY History of Performing Arts
Use with: other AT* codes as appropriate
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ATZ Film, television, radio and performing arts: companion works
Use for: non-fiction, companion works to TV series, films, shows, franchises, etc. These are typically uncritical, such as a compendium of characters, a guide to the making of, or art of a series. Use with: other AT* codes as appropriate.
Prefer: FYV or FZ for tie-in versions of novels, novelisations or novels inspired by a particular film, series, show or franchise.
See also: FYV Fiction: inspired by or adapted from, FZ Fiction companions, YFZZ Children’s / Teenage fiction: Companion works
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