Digital copies of more than 30,000 complete books, reports and other resources covering all academic subject areas.
Books and other materials are arranged in five main subject areas - business and economics, career and general education, computers, engineering and applied sciences, humanities, social/behavioral sciences and life/physical sciences. The ebrary reader is required to view books and can be downloaded for free from ebrary. A free account is needed In order to access some features (i.e. saving notes and highlights).
Locate plays published in anthologies, search for plays by subject, and find plays by size and gender of cast.
Play Index is useful for locating plays published in anthologies, searching for plays by subject, and for selecting plays by size and gender of cast, running time, set requirements, musical numbers, and other criteria. An annotated listings for each play summarizes the plot, set and scenery requirements.
You can search the Library Quicksearch by Subject. This is not an exhaustive list of theatre subject headings. As you find items relevant to your research, take note of the subject headings listed. Using those will help you find similar relevant materials. (Note: the library catalog uses the spelling theater, unless theatre is in the title.) Some useful subjects include:
Acting -- Auditions
Acting -- Philosophy
Acting -- Technique
Actors -- Biography
Theater -- Acting
Theater -- [Country]
Theater and philosophy
Theater and society
Theater -- Study and teaching
Mass media and theater
Motion pictures and theater
The print collection of theatre related materials is located on the 4th floor of Lied Library.
GT1740-1747 Theatrical Costumes
GV1781-1786.31 Theatrical Dancing
MT955-956 Musical Theatre
PN1530-1559 Monologue. Dialogue
PN1560-1590 The performing arts. Show business
PN1635-1650 Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects
PN1660-1693 Technique of dramatic composition (includes playwriting)
PN1865-1988 Special types
PN1991-1991.9 Radio broadcasts
PN1992-1992.92 Television broadcasts
PN1992.93-19 92.95 Nonbroadcast video recordings
PN1993-1999 Motion pictures
PN1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.
PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater
PN2061-2071 Art of acting
PN2085-2091 The stage and accessories
PN2131-2193 By period
PN2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries
PN3035 The Jewish theater
PN3151-3171 Amateur theater
PN3175-3191 College and school theatricals
PN3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.