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.