General Resources

Theatre Resources

Where to Look? Browse these Call Numbers

  • PN 1530 – The monologue.
  • PN 1551 – The dialogue.
  • PN 1560 to PN 1590 – The performing arts.
    • PN 1580 – Performing arts as a profession.
  • PN 1600 to PN 3307 – Drama.
    • PN 1660 to PN 1693 – Technique of dramatic composition.
    • PN 1720 to PN 1861 – History.
  • PN 2000 to PN 3307 – Dramatic representation. The theater.
    • PN 2061 to PN 2071 – Art of acting.
    • PN 2085 to PN 2091 – The stage and accessories.
    • PN 2131 to PN 2193 – By period.
      • PN 2131 to PN 2145 – Ancient.
      • PN 2152 to PN 2160 – Medieval.
      • PN 2171 to PN 2179 – Renaissance.
      • PN 2181 to PN 2193 – Modern.

Selected Books in the Library

  • The Cambridge Guide to Theatre, New Edition.
    Call number: PN 2035 .C27 1995.
  • Fundamentals of Voice and Diction, 8th Edition.
    Call number: PN 4197 .M38 1988.
  • McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama, 2nd Edition.
    Call number: PN 1625 .M3 1984 REF, in 5 volumes.
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance.
    Call number: PN 2035 .O94 2003 REF, in 2 volumes.
  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Theatre.
    Call number: PN 2111 .O95 1995.
  • Theatre, Theory, Theatre: The Major Critical Texts from Aristotle and Zeami to Soyinka and Havel,
    Call number: PN 2039 .T56 2000.

Selected Videos (DVD)

  • Broadway: The American Musical,
    Call number: ML 1711.8 .N3 B762 2004 A/V, 2 copies.
  • Highlights of the York Mystery Plays,
    Call number: PR 1261 .Y675 2005 A/V.
  • Medieval Drama: From Sanctuary to Stage,
    Call number: PN 1761 .M43 2008 A/V, 2 copies.
  • Oedipus the King,
    Call number: PA 4414 .O33 T3 2007 A/V, also available streaming from Films On Demand (off-campus access requires login)
  • Shakespeare in Our Time,
    Call number: PR 2987 .S482 2004 v.1 A/V.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
    Call number: M 1527 .S95 2008 A/V
  • The York Mystery Plays: The Death of Christ,
    Call number: PR 1261 .Y672 2004 A/V.
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  • PBS Arts: Theater, this section of PBS’s website offers several full-length theater productions from such series as Live from Lincoln Center, Great Performances, etc.
  • Theatre Terms: Words to the Wise, glossary of theatrical terms from the American Association of Community Theatre.
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