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Resource Guide:
Theater

Selected Call Numbers

Call numbers are the shelving locations for each item. Browsing in the following areas of the library will help you find materials for your topic.

Topic Call Number
CostumeGT 500-2370
TheatersNA 6820-6845
Interior decoration, furniture, etc.NK 1700-3496.3
The Performing Arts PN 1560-1590
DramaPN 1600-1988
PlaywritingPN 1660-1693
Theatre HistoryPN 1720-1861
Dramatic Representation: The TheaterPN 2000-3307
ActingPN 2061-2071
The Stage/Accessories (Design)PN 2085-2091
Tableaux, Pageants, “Happenings”PN 3203-3399
Collections of General Literature: DramaPN 6110.5-6120
Photography history and collectionsTR1-820
Clothing and DressTX 340
Subject BibliographyZ 5051-7999

Selected Subject Headings

Subject headings are selected terms to represent a topic. Searching subject headings in the library catalog will bring the most complete list of results. Below are some example subject headings. More subject headings can be located in the red books at the reference desk.

  • African-american theater
  • Dramatic criticism
  • Dramatic production
  • Dramatists american
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater bibliography
  • Theater critics
  • Theater dictionaries
  • Theater England
  • Theater Great Britain
  • Theater history
  • Theater in art
  • Theater in literature
  • Theater Ireland
  • Theater moral and ethical aspects
  • Theater political aspects
  • Theater religious aspects
  • Theater reviews
  • Theatrical companies
  • Theatrical producers and directors
  • Theater United States
  • Commedia dell‚Äôarte
  • Musical theater
  • Drama
  • Theater Greece
  • Theater Rome
  • Classical drama
  • Theater United States history
  • Theater Great Britain history
  • Drama history and criticism
  • Actors
  • Acting
  • Black theater
  • Children‚Äôs theater
  • Comedy
  • Community theater
  • Costume (many subdivisions)
  • Dialogue
  • Drama (many subdivisions)
  • Experimental theater
  • Improvisation (acting)
  • Masques
  • Minstrel shows
  • Monologue
  • Motion pictures and theater
  • Musical theater (subdivisions)
  • One-act plays
  • Pantomime
  • Playwriting
  • Promptbooks
  • Reader‚Äôs theater
  • Repertory theater
  • Soliloquy
  • Stage adaptations
  • Stage lighting
  • Stage management
  • Street theater
  • Television and theater
  • Theater and society
  • Theater architecture
  • Theater audiences
  • Theater in literature
  • Theater management
  • Theatrical makeup
  • Tragedy
  • Tragicomedy

Selected Materials at the Von Canon Library

Below are some selected materials in the library with their shelving locations. Browsing in the listed areas of the library will help you find more materials for your topic.

Title Call Number
Stage and Scene DesignDVD PN 2091 Stage/ Scene Design
Complete book of the American musical theaterML 1711 .E9
The Cambridge guide to world theatrePN 2035 .C27
The Oxford companion to American theatrePN 2220 .B645
Acting and stage movementPN 2065 .A27
American Drama CriticismZ 1231 .D7 P3
American Playhouse in the Eighteenth CenturyNA 6830 .M3
American Set DesignPN 2096 .A1 A76
Children’s theatre and creative dramaticsPN 3157 .S55
Design for the stage – first stepsPN 2091 .S8 P35
The medieval theatrePN 2152 .W5
Page and stage: an approach to script analysisPN 1707 .L863
Songs of the theaterML 128 .S3 L55
New York theatre critics’ reviewsPN 1707 .N48
Play indexREF Z 5781 .P53
The Concise Oxford companion to the theatrePN 2035 .C63
The biographical encyclopaedia & who’s who of the American theatrePN 2285 .R5
French theatre in the neo-classical era, 1550-1789PN 2621 .F73
The Cambridge history of Latin American literaturePQ 7081 .C144
Index to plays, 1800-1926REF Z 5781 .A1F5
Stage it with music: …guide to the American musical theatreML 102 .M88 H6
American musical theatre: a chronicleML 1711 .B67
Drama criticismPN 1601 .D59
The Oxford companion to the theatrePN 2035 .O9 and REF PN 2035 .O9
Guide to monologues, menPN 2080 .G84
Theatre backstage from A to ZPN 2091 .M3 L68
Cambridge guide to American theatrePN 2220 .C35
A history of African American theatrePN 2270 .H551
A guide to critical reviews: Part I: American Drama, 1909-1982Z 1035 .A1 S3

Selected Research Databases

Selected Journals and Magazines

The following journals supply articles to the library’s databases. YOu can see if a specific journal supplies articles to our databases by searching the journal title on the library journal page.

  • Stage Directions
  • TCI: Theatre Crafts International
  • Theatre Journal
  • American Theatre
  • Comparative Drama
  • PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art (formerly Performing Arts Journal)
  • Renaissance Quarterly
  • Renaissance Studies
  • Shakespeare
  • Shakespeare Bulletin
  • Shakespeare Quarterly
  • Shakespeare Studies
  • TDR: Tulane Drama Review (formerly Drama Review)
  • Text and Performance Quarterly
  • TCI: Theatre Crafts International
  • Theatre History Studies
  • Theatre Journal
  • Theatre Notebook
  • Theatre Research International

Selected Websites and Digital Archives

The following websites are librarian-evaluated to provide trustworthy information for your topic. They include digitized collections connected to your topic.