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Theatre Research Guide: Books

This is a basic research guide for theatre students at Marshall University.


You can locate books through the Library Catalog which will show print books and e-books or search all of the library holdings using Summon. The following Subject Headings are a good starting point:​

  • Drama - PN2000-3307
    • 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
    • PN3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc. 

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