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Theatre Research Guide: Books

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The Library of Congress (LC) classification  -- the system the Blough-Weis library uses to organize books -- places books on Theatre beginning with the letters PN. You may want to look on the shelf where books on your subject are located in order to see what is available.  The general categories for theater and dramatic works are listed below.

The dialogue PN 1551
The performing arts. Show business    PN 1560 - 1590
   Centers for the performing arts    PN 1585 - 1589
Drama PN 1600 - 3307
   Relation to, and treatment of, special subjects PN 1635 - 1650 
   Technique of dramatic composition PN 1660 - 1693
   History PN 1720 - 1861
   Special Types PN 1865 - 1988
   Broadcasting PN 1990 - 1992.92
      Radio broadcasts PN 1991 - 1991.9 
      Television broadcasts PN 1992 - 1992.92
Nonbroadcast video recordings PN 1992.93 - 1992.95
Motion pictures PN 1993 - 1999
   Plays, scenarios, etc. PN 1997 - 1997.85
Dramatic representation.  The theater PN 2000 - 3307
   Art of acting PN 2061 - 2071
   The stage and accessories PN 2085 - 2091
   By period PN 2131 - 2193
      Ancient PN 2131 - 2145
      Medieval    PN 2152 - 2160
      Renaissance PN 2171 - 2179
      Modern PN 2181 - 2193
   Special regions or countries PN 2219.3 - 3030
   The Jewish theater PN 3035
   Amateur theater PN 3151 - 3171
   College and school theatricals PN 3175 - 3191
   Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc. PN 3203 - 3299

 

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