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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.

Reference Books

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

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Katherine Owens
Proctor Library
44 Sevilla Street
St. Augustine, FL 32084

(904) 819-6485 (office)
(904) 819-6331 (reference desk)

Subject Headings

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.