These call number ranges hold a variety of books on acting and various aspects of theatre and drama.
|PN 1560-1590 : Performing Arts||PN 2000-3307 : Dramatic representation. The Theater||Z 5781 : drama, plays, theatre bibliographies|
|PN 1600-3307 : Drama||PN 2061-2071 : Art of Acting|
Books that may be checked out of the Library are on the 3rd floor (Call # PN). Reference Books (main/1st floor): ROW 10 (Call #: PN)
Browse the Stacks : Find a useful book in the stacks? Browse in that area to discover other books that might be useful.
The Library Catalog locates books, journals (not articles), microfilm, dvds, cds, and U.S. documents (1976->) owned by the UVM Libraries. There are two versions of the catalog:
CATQuest version and the Classic Library Catalog. Each version has its advantages and disadvantages.
Because the CATQuest search box is front and center on the Library homepage, find instructions for using the CATQuest version below. If something confuses you, use the Classic Library Catalog. To find this link on the Library homepage, click the "Research" link at the top of the page and find the link in the "FIND" column.
Use Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)* in the Library Catalog to locate books on your topic. Click image below (live link!) to be brought to the Browse search function in CATQuest.
Examples of Library of Congress subject headings on Theatre and Drama:
Design and Production
i.e.,facilities used to stage drama
|theaters stage-setting and scenery||theaters electronic sound control||stage directions|
|set designers||theaters sound effects||actors|
|stage lighting||theaters production and direction||actresses|
|theaters lighting||theater management||actors and actresses|
|stage machinery||theatrical makeup||mime|
|stage management||drama explication||pantomime|
|stage props||drama technique||puppets|
|theater architecture||playwriting||puppet making|
|theater technological innovations||commedia dell'arte||puppet theater|
Acting & Movement
|acting||monologues||monodramas||stage fighting||stage fencing|
|method acting||monologues drama||improvisation acting||movement acting|
*Theatre as defined in this guide is drama as acted on the stage. Drama is defined as plays as a literary form.
|dramatist/playwright (last name first name)
e.g., jonson ben
look for subheading "criticism and interpretation"
[look for subheading "history and criticism"]
|drama history and criticism
see also, drama criticism
|american drama 20th century history and criticism|
|american drama history and criticism||drama [time period] history and criticism|
|english drama [look for time periods]||mysteries and miracle plays [geographic region] history and criticism|
|classical drama||commedia dell'arte|
|greek drama||[spanish, german, etc.] drama|
|latin drama||dramatists [note various subheadings]|
Enrich your research by searching for books beyond the UVM Libraries.
In addition to the databases above, consider:
Book Reviews: Article databases frequently index book reviews. If you find a review (or citation for a review) for a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan.
Bibliographies: Scholarly journal articles, scholarly encyclopedia essays, and academic-oriented books will provide bibliographies or lists for further reading. If you find a book that looks useful or interesting, check the library catalog to see if the library owns it. If the library doesn't own the book, borrow it through Interlibrary Loan. These are indeed the "low hanging fruit" during the research process!