THTR 4303 World Drama

How is the NSU library organized?

     Physical Overview of the Library
Library of Congress

Most of the Library's drama materials are located in the PN 1600-3307 sections of the Main Collection on the 3rd floor of the Library. Check the NSU subject Page on Theatre for Internet sources.

How do I locate materials on theatre history?

Using the Library Catalog, do a subject search on Theater--History
The History of North American Theater Ref. PN 2219.5.L66
Didaskalia:  Ancient Theater Today
Theatre History on the Web
Lortel Archives (off-broadway database)
Internet Broadway Database

 How do I find plays?

To locate a play by a specific playwright, use the Library Catalog and search by author or title.  There are also anthologies of plays available such as the following:

The Play Index  (Ref. PN 2000.P53) is an index to plays in anthologies and may be searched by playwright, title, subject and cast analysis. 

How do I find overviews to plays?

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama Ref. PN 1625.M3
Oxford Companion to the Theatre Ref. PN 2035.O9
Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama Ref. PN 1625.G3
Tony Awards

How do I find criticism on specific plays?

In order to more thoroughly understand a play it is useful to find criticism on the play as well as information about the playwright.  Useful databases include the following:

Academic Search Premier
Humanities Full Text (search for the play and limit the search to a theater journal)
Literature Resource Center
M.L.A. Bibliography
New York Times

Drama Criticism on the Eserver

Use the Library Catalog to find full-length biographies and criticisms of authors. 
Additional sources include the following literary explicators:

Drama Criticism (Ref. PN 1721.C65)
Dramatic Criticism Index (Ref. PN 1861.B8)
*European Drama Criticism (Ref. PN 1721.P2 1977)
Guide to American Drama Explication (Ref. PS 332.O84 1995)

There are separate explicators for such authors as William Shakespeare (Ref. PR 2894.C53 1993), and Tennessee Williams (Ref. PS 3545.I5365G85 1991).

How do I locate entertainment news?

American Theatre  (Available in paper at PN2000 .A52 Current issue on first floor.)
Entertainment Weekly Per. PN1993 .E59 (second floor)
New York Times

How do I locate materials not available at NSU?

The ILLiad system is available for requesting books and articles not available at NSU.  Allow approximately two weeks for requests.  Print orders will be available at the Circulation Desk.

How do I Find Help for Citing Resources?

Try the KnightCite Bibliography Machine.

    SophiaBeverley Threatt, MLS, MA
    Instructor of Library Services
    Languages and Literature and Communication, Art, & Theatre
    Resource Coordinator
    (918) 444-3267

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Last Updated: 08/07/2012