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Theatre

Locate Books in Howe Library

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.

Use the Library Catalog to Search for Books in the Library

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.

Theatre History - Find Books by Subject

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.

Theatre History - LCSH examples

theater
i.e., works on drama as acted on the stage
drama commedia dell'arte
theater history drama history and criticism theater greece
theater england history american drama history and criticism theater rome
theater great britain history english drama [look for time periods] classical drama
theater united states history english drama history and criticism latin drama
theater [region or country] history theater audiences greek drama
musical theater theater and society theater and state
playwright's name [look for subheading "stage history"]
(e.g., shakespeare william.....stage history)

Books Beyond Howe Library

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!