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Palmer Auditorium at Connecticut College.

Welcome to the Theater Resources Library Guide

Do you need help researching a theater topic?  Feel free to contact the Library Liaison for assistance (Joe Frawley, (860) 439-2670, If you are in the Library, you may also consult with the reference librarian on duty.  The Library Liaison also assists in selecting books and media to purchase for our collections. Faculty and students are welcome to submit suggestions for new library acquisitions.

Other guides of interest: Music Resources (includes musical theater resources)

Writing Guides

Books In the Reference Collection

About Theatre and Drama / Suzanne Hudson.
REF PN1707 .H83 2006

Writing About Theatre / Christopher Thaiss, Rick Davis.
REF PN1707 .T45 1999

See Also Citation Guides

Key Resources

International Index to the Performing Arts (online)
Covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry - including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television and more.

MLA International Bibliography (online)
This database is a key resource for finding criticism and analysis of plays. Lists articles and books in the fields of literature, language, and linguistics in the modern languages, as well as folklore, film studies, literary theory & criticism, dramatic arts, and historical aspects of printing and publishing.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance (print)
A good starting point for research topics. Brief articles written by scholars in the field provide quick background information on a wide range of theater subjects including terminology, theory, biography, and regional theater centers.  Coverage is international in scope. Located in the Reference area (located in Blaustein, Ernst Common Room for 2014-15).  Call number: PN2035 .O94 2003

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