This article is from the Theatre FAQ, by aku@leland.Stanford.EDU (Andrew Chia-Tso Ku) with numerous contributions by others.
Welcome to rec.arts.theatre.* hierarchy, devoted to discussion of all
aspects of theatre. On May 9, 1994, the existing rec.arts.theatre
newsgroup was split into the following:
rec.arts.theatre.misc Miscellaneous topics and issues in theatre.
rec.arts.theatre.musicals Musical theatre around the world.
rec.arts.theatre.plays Dramaturgy and discussion of plays.
rec.arts.theatre.stagecraft Issues in stagecraft and production.
The rec.arts.theatre newsgroup was removed August 9, 1994. Thanks to
Elizabeth Lear Newman for creating rec.arts.theatre and Mark Kupferman
for spearheading the newsgroup split.