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Theatre & New Dance - Library Resources

Browsing the Library for Materials

Common Call Numbers & Subject Headings

PN2000-3307 -- Dramatic representation.The theater
PN2061-2071 -- Art of acting
PN2085-2091 -- The stage and accessories
PN2131-2193 -- By period
PN2131-2145 -- Ancient
PN2152-2160 -- Medieval
PN2171-2179 -- Renaissance
PN2181-2193 -- Modern
PN2219.3-3030 -- Special regions or countries
PN3035 -- The Jewish theater
PN3151-3171 -- Amateur theater
PN3175-3191 -- College and school theatricals

Theater -- History
Drama -- History and Criticism (concentration on written text rather than staging)
Theater -- Production and Direction
Theaters -- Stage-setting and Scenery (for works on design)
Theater -- (by country or state)
Acting -- Auditions
Acting -- Study and Teaching
Acting -- Vocational guidance
Arts -- Management
Shakespeare, William, 1928-2016 (or any other playwright)

Map of the 4th Floor of the Library.

Finding Plays & Monologues

Searching for plays, scenes and monologues in the library catalog requires searching for various keywords along with the keywords, "plays" or "scenes" or "monologues." It can be helpful to add other terms such as "comedic", "dramatic", or "amateur" to get a more precise search. The searches below list a number of available physical items that are located in the library. Take a look around to get familiar with constructing a useful search. Also, CSU+ can be used to acquire an item from another CSU+ campus. Instructions on using CSU+ can be found here.

View a list of monologues available in the library.

View a list of one-act plays available in the library.

View a list of dramatic plays available in the library.

A few online resources for finding plays and monologues:

  • Inter-play - Indexes citations for international plays and playwrights in selected collections, anthologies, and periodicals. No longer updated as of December 2013.
  • Dramatists Play Service - Can search published plays with keywords and then limit to cast size, etc.


Theatre Journals & Magazines

A sampling of book titles