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Theatre Resources: Finding Resources

Below are general call number ranges. For a more detailed classification outline, consult the Library of Congress Classification page. For tips on searching for songs from musicals or playscripts and monologues, visit the Finding Library Items guide.

PA3024-8595 literary aspects of drama/theater
PN1-PZ10 theater (comprehensive range)
PN1581 criticism
PN1601-1919 drama
PN2053 directing
PN2055-2062 acting
PN2067 costumes
PN2068 make up
PN2080 monologues
PN2085-2096 lighting, stage craft, scenery & set design
PN2100-2298 history
PN6111-6120 plays


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Below are examples of some useful subject headings for use in searching KentLINK and other library catalogs.

  • Acting
  • Actors
  • Actresses
  • Costume
  • Costume design
  • Drama
  • Drama -- History
  • Drama -- Criticism
  • Drama – Study and teaching
  • Drama -- Technique
  • Dramatists
  • Improvisation (Acting)
  • Monologues
  • Plays
  • Stage lighting
  • Stage props
  • Theater
  • Theater -- History
  • Theater -- Study and teaching
  • Theater -- <insert country>
  • Theater -- <insert country> -- History
  • Theater -- <insert country> -- History and criticism
  • Theaters -- Stage setting and scenery
  • Theatrical makeup

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