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Theatre / Drama Research Guide: Books

This guide will assist Theatre/Drama students in finding information and tools for research, assignments, and for furthering their knowledge and understanding in their chosen fields of study.

Subject Search

Subject headings are important terms you can search to find information in the Library's online catalog.  You can also use these terms to search in resources like encyclopedias, databases and indexes. Examples of subject headings are:


American Drama



English Drama

Film Adaptations


Motion Pictures

Movement (Acting)

Performing Arts



Set Designers

Shakespeare, William

Silent Films

Stage Fighting

Stage Lighting

Stage Make-up



Theater and Society


Theatrical Producers and Directors

Violence in the Theater


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Reference Materials

The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama

REF PN1861 .C65 2007 vols. 1-2

Focuses on history & criticism worldwide.

Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre

REF PN2860 .E53 2007 vols. 1-2

This book is a detailed and authoritative survey of traditional and contemporary Asian theatre. Entries on the most important topics cite works for further reading, and the Encyclopedia closes with an extensive bibliography. Social studies students will appreciate its glimpses of Asian culture, while literature and drama students will value its exploration of the Asian theatrical tradition.

Western drama through the ages : a student reference guide

PN1721 .W47 2007 vols. 1-2


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