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A guide to theatre resources at the UNLV Libraries.


Finding a play in an anthology

Finding Theatre Materials

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
  • Acting -- Auditions
  • Acting -- Philosophy
  • Acting -- Technique
  • Actors
  • Actors -- Biography
  • Costume
  • Theater
  • Theater -- Acting
  • Theater management
  • Theater advertising
  • Theater aesthetics
  • Theater -- [Country]
  • Theater and philosophy
  • Theater and society
  • Theater architecture
  • Theater -- Study and teaching
  • Theatrical makeup
  • Mass media and theater
  • Motion pictures and theater
  • Stage lighting

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
  • PN1600-3307 Drama
    • PN1635-1650 Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects
    • PN1660-1693 Technique of dramatic composition (includes playwriting)
    • PN1720-1861 History
    • PN1865-1988 Special types
    • PN1990-1992.92 Broadcasting
      • 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.
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