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Resource Guide:
Commedia Dell’Arte

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
Drama PN 1600-3301
Literature. Drama PN 1600-2000
Puppet Theater PN 1972-1982
Pantomimes PN 1985-1988
Dramatic representation. The theatre PN 2000-3307
ActingPN 2055-2073
Theater as a Profession PN 2074
History By Period (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, etc.) PN 2131-2179
History. Special regions or countries PN 2219-3030

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.

  • Theater – History
  • Drama
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Italian drama
  • Improvisation (Acting)
  • Harlequin
  • Pantomime
  • Puppets and Puppet-Plays
  • Opera Buffa
  • Opera
  • Ballet

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
The Commedia dell’Arte PQ 4155 S6
Commedia dell’Arte: An Actor’s Handbook PQ 4155 .R83 1994 & Ebook
Performance and Literature in the Commedia dell’Arte PQ 4155 .H42 2002
Scenery, Set, and Staging in the Italian Renaissance PN 2091 .S8 S292 1996
Masks, Mimes and Miracles; Studies in the Popular Theatre PN 2071 .G4 N5
Harlequin’s Stick, Charlie’s Cane: a Comparative Study. REMOTE PQ 4158 .M3 1975
Commedia dell’Arte DVD PQ 4236 Commedia
Drama criticism REF PN 1601 .D59 v.1-v.24
The Oxford companion to the theatre REF PN 2035 .O9

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.

  • American Theatre
  • Comparative Drama
  • Music and Letters
  • Plays
  • TCI: Theatre Crafts International
  • Theatre Journal
  • Theatre History Studies
  • 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.