Click here to access a Reference Glossary for Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show by Lois Kivesto. Scroll down to learn about the various film references that occur throughout the play. These reference glossaries will help you understand the references that help to make The Rocky Horror Show so popular today.
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY for The Rocky Horror Show
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW:
Evans, David, and Scott Michaels. Rocky Horror: From Concept to Cult. London: Sanctuary, 2002.
Inside Rocky Horror (New Line Theatre, St. Louis, MO). http://www.newlinetheatre.com/rockychapter.html
Miller, Scott. Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical Theatre. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2007.
O'Brien, Richard. The Rocky Horror Show. New York: Samuel French, 1983.
The Official Rocky Horror Company Web Site. www.rockyhorror.co.uk
Wollman, Elizabeth L., The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical from Hair to Hedwig. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan Press, 2006.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show [film version]:
Henkin, Bill. The Rocky Horror Picture Show Book. New York: Hawthorn Books, 1979.
Hoberman, J., and Jonathan Rosenbaum. Midnight Movies. New York: Da Capo Press, 1991.
Locke, Liz. " 'Don't Dream It, Be It': The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Cultural Performance," New Directions in Folklore 3 May-July 1999.
Peary, Danny. Cult Movies. New York: Delta Books, 1981.
Piro, Sal. Creatures of the Night: The Rocky Horror Experience. Redford, MI: Stabur Books, 1990.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. www.rockyhorror.com
IMDb, Richard O'Brien - Biography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0639782/
Stage agent: http://stageagent.com/shows/musical/1585/the-rocky-horror-show
The Guide to Musical Theatre: http://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_r/rockyhorrorshow.htm
THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW ON FILM, VIDEO and DVD:
The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Twentieth Century Fox. 1975.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do The Time Warp Again. Twentieth Century Fox. 2016.
Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show makes reference to many films and characters in film history. This guide will help you understand the pop-culture references made throughout the The Rocky Horror Show. Click through the images below to read about each film reference.