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Theatre Resources

New Books

I'll Be Seein' Ya: a Play Cover
Latinx Actor Training Cover
Plays of Our Own Cover
Staged News Cover
Experiential Theatres: Praxis-Based Approaches to Training 21st Century Theatre Artists
Dramaturgy: The Basics
Towards Good Lighting for the Stage: Aesthetic Theory for Theatrical Lighting Design
Race and Role: The Mixed-Race Asian Experience in American Drama
Black Shakespeare: Reading and Misreading Race
Shakespeare and Lost Plays: Reimagining Drama in Early Modern England

Finding Books and Using the Snowden Online Catalog

The Library of Congress (LC) classification (the system Snowden Library uses to organize books) for theater falls under the broader category of "language and literature" and begins with the letter P. The general categories for communication are:

  • PN2000-3307 = Dramatic representation. The theater
  • PN6110.5-6120 = Drama
  • PQ = French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature (includes dramas)
  • PR = English literature (includes dramas)
  • PS = American literature (includes dramas)
  • PT = German literature - Dutch literature - Flemish literature since 1830 - Afrikaans literature - Scandinavian literature - Old Norse literature: Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian - Modern Icelandic literature - Faroese literature - Danish literature - Norwegian literature - Swedish literature (includes dramas)

You can find these general categories on the 4th floor of Snowden Library. You may want to browse the shelf where books on your subject are located to see what is available. For more targeted searching, use the search boxes below.

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Searching Beyond Snowden


Don't see what you need at Snowden? You can search for books available at other libraries that you can request via InterLibrary Loan using

E-Z Borrow

If you know a book title you want, you can also use E-Z Borrow to order it from other libraries in or near Pennsylvania.