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Welcome to the FSU Libraries' guide to Theatre research and resources. Use the tabs at the top to navigate through the resources. Enjoy!

Alphonse Mucha, Gismonda, Theatre de la Renaissance, 1894. (Source: NYPL Digital Gallery)

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Key Resources

Call Numbers

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for serendipitous discovery of books in your subject area. Here are the call number ranges for theatre:

  • GT 500 – 2370 Costume. Dress. Fashion
  • GV 1580 -1799.3 Dancing
  • M Music
  • ML Literature of Music
  • MT Musical Instruction and Study
  • NA 278.T5-6845 Fine Arts. Theaters. Architecture.
  • PN 1530 The monologue
  • PN 1551 The dialogue
  • PN 1560-1590 The performing arts. Show business
  • PN 1585-1589 Centers for the performing arts
  • PN 1600-3307 Drama
  • PN 1660-1693 Technique of dramatic composition
  • PN 1720-1861 History
  • PN 1865-1988 Special types
  • PN 1997-1997.85 Plays, scenarios, etc.
  • PN 2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater
  • PN 2061-2071 Art of acting
  • PN 2085-2091 The stage and accessories
  • PN 2131-2193 By period
  • PN 2131-2145 Ancient
  • PN 2152-2160 Medieval
  • PN 2171-2179 Renaissance
  • PN 2181-2193 Modern
  • PN 2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries
  • PN 3035 Jewish theater
  • PN 3151-3171 Amateur theater
  • PN 3175-3191 College and school theatricals
  • PN 3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.
  • PN 6110.5-6120 Drama collections
  • PQ 500-591 French Literature. Drama
  • PQ 1211-1241 French Literature. Drama collections.
  • PQ 4133-4160 Italian Literature. Drama
  • PQ 4227-4245 Italian Literature. Drama collections
  • PQ 6098.7-6129 Spanish Literature. Drama
  • PQ 6217-(6241) Spanish Literature. Drama collections.
  • PR 621-744 English Literature. Drama
  • PR 641-744 English Literature. Drama. By period
  • PR 1241-1273 Collections of English Literature. Drama
  • PS 330-353 American Literature. Drama
  • PS 623-(635) Collections of American Literature. Drama
  • PT 605-709 German Literature. Drama
  • PT 1251-1299 German Literature. Drama collections.
  • TK4399.T6, TK7881.9 Technology in the Theater.

Subject Headings

Here are a few subject headings you can use to search the catalog for books and journals about theatre. Names of specific theaters, theater companies, and people also have their own subject headings.

  • acting
  • actors
  • actresses
  • African Americans -- Drama
  • American drama
  • auditions
  • authors and the theater
  • black theater
  • comedy
  • commedia dell'arte
  • community theater
  • costume
  • costume design
  • drama
  • drama technique
  • dramatic criticism
  • dramatists
  • English drama
  • experimental drama
  • experimental theater
  • feminism and theater
  • folk drama
  • gay theater
  • historical drama
  • improvisation
  • little theater movement
  • method acting
  • monologues
  • motion pictures and theater
  • movement (acting)
  • musical theater
  • one-act plays
  • performing arts
  • playwriting
  • religion and drama
  • set designers
  • stage adaptations
  • stage directions
  • stage lighting
  • street theater   
  • summer theater
  • theater and society
  • theater audiences
  • theater casting
  • theater critics
  • theater history
  • theater management
  • theater production and direction
  • theater, open-air
  • theaters
  • theatrical makeup
  • tragedy
  • vaudeville
  • workers' theater

 

Subject Guide

Michelle Demeter
Contact:
mdemeter@fsu.edu

850.645.2707

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