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Dramatic Arts: Find Books

History E-Book Collections

Suggested Subject Headings

To find material by a person (playwright, director, actor), do an author search
To find material about the person, do a subject search

One of the best ways to find works of criticism on theatre topics is running a subject search.  Subjects are assigned to items in strings that follow certain rules.  For this topic, your string should start with:




If you search for "Drama" as a subject, it will return all related items. You can narrow these results by adding a time period:

          Drama -- 19th century

          Drama -- 20th century

You can narrow this further and specifically target works of criticism:

          Drama -- 19th century -- History and Criticism

If you're still getting too many results or have something very specific in mind, you can narrow even further:

          Drama -- 19th century -- History and Criticism -- Bibliography

          Drama -- 19th century -- History and Criticism -- Congresses

          Drama -- 19th century -- History and Criticism -- Periodicals

          Drama -- 19th century -- History and Criticism -- Indexes

If you search for "Theater" you can add the phrase "History and Criticism" without a region or time period:

           Theater -- History and Criticism

You can run a search under the "Subject" tab in the catalog and browse the results to find other strings that might be helpful to you specifically. 

If you find that you're having difficulty using the catalog or finding the kind of information you're looking for, please don't hesitate to ask for help!

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