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Theatre Arts Resources   Tags: drama, performing, theater, theatre  

An introductory guide to the various resources available for the student of the theatre.
Last Updated: May 20, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How to Find Books @ Sprague

Check the library’s catalog to find books and other library materials pertaining to your topic. Begin with some basic keyword searches, combining a few terms that relate to your topic, for example:

  • Theater
  • Theaters
  • Performing Arts
  • Musicals
  • Experimental Theater
  • Improvisation Acting
  • Acting
  • Theater and Society
  • Theater Audiences
  • Amateur Theater
  • Drama
  • Children's theater
  • Monologues
  • Stage



    Find Scripts

    In addition to searching the Sprague Library catalog by author or title for particular play scripts, you can also find scripts within anthologies as well as scenes and monologues.  Click the link to check the item's availability:

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    2 minutes and under : original character monologues for actors
    Call Number: PN2080 .A44 1993

    The Best plays of... and the year book of the drama in America.
    Call Number: PN6112 .B4521
    Covers 1899 to 1947

    The Best plays theater yearbook
    Call Number: PN6112 .B4522
    Issued annually, starting 2003-2004

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    Play the scene : the ultimate collection of contemporary and classic scenes and monologues
    Call Number: PN2080 .P59 2004

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    Plays for Two - Eric Lane (Editor); Nina Shengold (Editor)
    Call Number: PN2080 .P6 2014
    ISBN: 9780345804549
    Publication Date: 2014

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    The Playwrights' Center monologues for women
    Call Number: PN2080 .P6215 2005


    Find Reviews

    New York theatre critics' reviews
    Call Number: REF PN1601 .N4
    Covers the time period 1943-95. Theatre critics' complete reviews from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, WABC-TV, CBS-TV, New York times, Christian Science monitor, Newsweek.

    The New York Times theater reviews
    Call Number: REF PN2266 .N48
    New York Times reviews from 1870 through 2000.


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