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*Theatre

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Welcome to the FSU Libraries' Theatre Research Guide

Catalog Tips and Tricks

These are my recommendations for your best bets in researching Theatre topics. For additional links and resources please see the navigation bar on the left side of this research guide.

Use the Library of Congress Classification Outline to browse for books in your subject area. Here are some to get started in Theatre:

  • GT (500) --- Costume, Dress, Fashion
  • GV (1580-1799.3) --- Dancing
  • M --- Music
  • NA (278.T5-6845) --- Fine Arts: Theaters, Architecture
  • PN (1530) --- Monologue
  • PN (1551) --- Dialogue
  • PN (1560-1590) --- Performing Arts; Show Business
  • PN (1585-1589) --- Centers for the Performing Arts
  • PN (1600-3307) --- Drama
  • PN (1720-1861) --- Theatre History
  • PN (1997) --- Plays and Scenarios
  • PN (2000-3307) --- Dramatic Representation
  • PN (2061-2071) --- Art of Acting
  • PN (2085-2091) --- The Stage and Accessories
  • PN (2131-2193) --- Theatre History by Period (Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance, Modern)
  • PN (3175-3191) --- College and School Theatricals
  • PQ (500-591 and 1211-1241) --- French Literature and Drama
  • PQ (4133-4160 and 4227-4245) --- Italian Literature and Drama
  • PQ (6098.7-6129 and 6217-6241) --- Spanish Literature and Drama
  • PR (621-744 and 1241-1273) --- English Literature and Drama
  • PS (330-353 and 623-635) --- American Literature and Drama
  • PT (605-709 and 1251-1299) --- German Literature and Drama
  • TK (4399.T6 and 7881.9) --- Technology in the Theater

 

Classification suggestions for World Theatre:

  • PA --- Greek language and literature; Latin language and literature (Greek and Roman drama)
  • PJ --- Oriental languages and literatures (East Asian drama)
  • PK --- Indo-Iranian languages and literatures (South Asian and Iranian drama)
  • PL --- Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, and Oceania (East Asian and African drama)
  • PM --- Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages (Indigenous drama)

The following are just a few subject headings that may be used when searching the catalog:

  • Acting
  • Actors
  • Actresses
  • African Americans -- Drama
  • American Drama
  • Auditions
  • Authors and the Theater
  • Comedy
  • Commedia dell'Arte
  • Community Theater
  • Costume
  • Drama
  • Dramatists
  • Experimental Theater
  • Feminism and Theater
  • Folk Drama
  • Historical Drama
  • Improvisation
  • Method Acting
  • Monologues
  • Motion Pictures and Theater
  • Musical Theater
  • Performing Arts
  • Playwriting
  • Religion and Drama
  • Set Design
  • Stage Adaptations
  • State Directions
  • Stage Lighting
  • Summer Theater
  • Theatre and Society
  • Theater Critics
  • Theater History
  • Theater Management
  • Theatrical Makeup
  • Tragedy
  • Vaudeville

These FSU Research Guides may be of interest to your research; a full list of guides can be found here. Each guide will also include contact information for the subject librarian in that area of study:

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