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LIBRARY GUIDE TO THA 1001 - Foundations of Theatre

Finding Books and Plays
Search Library OneSearch for known titles (i.e., Annie Get Your Gun) or authors (i.e., Berlin, Irving). You can then limit the results to scores, sound recordings, video recordings (both physical and online!), or books.

When you search by Subject, you will often see a display of subheadings or related terms. Here are some common theater-related subject terms:
  • Drama
  • American Drama
  • One-act plays
  • Monologues
  • Acting
  • Auditions
  • Playwrighting
  • Musicals
For online resources, the database  New Play Exchange  allows you to locate and download scripts with a variety of limits based on your needs. 
Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan
You may request materials we don't have and we'll borrow them from another library for you.

Notable Call Number Ranges
Musical Theatre ML 102

Musical Scores
M 1507 - M 1508 (some in M 1503)

Theater Education
PN 2075 and PN 3171

Monologues & Audition Pieces
PN 2080

Sets & Scenery PN 2091

Costume Design PN 2067 and TT 507

Playwrighting PN 1661 / Screenwriting PN 1996

Complete listing of Theatre-related call number ranges in the PNs: LOC classification PN.pdf pdf
Research Resources

These sources are good for reviews, current events articles, and interviews.
Academic research resources, also useful for finding reviews and interviews.         IBTD also contains scripts! To browse what it has, do a subject search for "Scripts"
Videos and more from the library
Theatre in Video - Contains more than 250 definitive performances of the world's leading plays, together with more than 100 film documentaries, online in streaming video - more than 500 hours in all, representing hundreds of leading playwrights, actors and directors.
Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Met Opera on Demand
This collection includes video and/or audio streaming access to over 500 productions from New York’s Metropolitan Opera, including recent high-definition videos from the Met’s Live in HD series, telecasts from the 1970s-2000s, and radio broadcasts dating back to 1936. 

Theatre Arts Databases at Kresge Library
Library Contact
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Katie Greer
Associate Professor


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