Library of Congress Call Numbers: Literature (General)
PN1-6790 -- Literature (General)
PN441-1009.5 -- Literary History
PN1010-1525 -- Poetry
PN1530 -- The Monologue
PN1551 -- The Dialogue
PN1560-1590 -- The Performing Arts. Show Business
PN1600-3307 -- Drama
PN3311-3503 -- Prose. Prose Fiction
PN4001-4355 -- Oratory. Elocution, etc.
PN4390 -- Diaries
PN4400 -- Letters (Literary History)
PN4500 -- Essays (Literary History)
PN4699-5650 -- Journalism. The Periodical Press, etc.
PN6010-6790 -- Collections of General Literature
The first database is the primary Theatre database at the Proctor Library; the remainder are recommended. Find a reference librarian if you need help.
Here is a selection of some books in the reference collection (circulating collection, online reference databases) that provide general information. Most books in the field of Theatre will be found in the PN's.
|The Cambridge Guide to Theatre||-- available through Credo Reference|
|Contemporary Dramatists||-- REF PR737 .C57 1999|
|McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama: An International Reference Work||-- REF PN1625 .M3 1984, vols. 1-5|
|The Oxford Companion to American Theatre||-- REF PN2220 .B6 1984, and available through ebrary|
|The Oxford Companion to the Theatre||-- REF PN2035 .O9 1983, PN2035 .H3 1972|
|Stage Makeup||-- PN2068 .C65 1967, PN2068 .C65 1981|
These are examples of subject terms you can use in the library's catalog. Subjects are better for searching than keywords, because they describe what something is about. Remember, most Theatre books will be located in the PN section of the library.