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?
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
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
Academic Search Premier
Humanities Full Text (search for the play and limit the search to a theater journal)
Literature Resource Center
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:
There are separate explicators for such authors as William
Shakespeare (Ref. PR 2894.C53 1993), and Tennessee Williams (Ref. PS
How do I locate entertainment news?
How do I locate materials not available at NSU?
is available for requesting books and articles not available at
Allow approximately two weeks for requests. Print orders will be
available at the Circulation Desk.
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SophiaBeverley Threatt, MLS, MA
Instructor of Library Services
Languages and Literature and Communication, Art, & Theatre
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Last Updated: 08/07/2012