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Theatre Research Resources: Home

A guide to help students researching topics in theatre.

Getting Started

Welcome to the Music and Performing Arts Library. Beginning in Spring 2008, the Music and Performing Arts Library incorporated materials relating to theatre into its collections. We are now the resource for patrons studying acting, directing, costume design, scene design, lighting and sound design, theatre history, and criticism. We also house playscripts and (some) journals. We don't have (for the most part) dramatic works of Shakespeare and related authors or materials relating to dramaturgy. Those materials are held at the Literatures and Languages Library, and the English Librarian Harriett Green is available to help with research in those areas. The Rare Book and Manuscript Library also has rich collections supporting the study of theatre.

This guide, the majority of which was authored by former English Librarian Kathleen Kluegel, will help you begin your research and give you an idea of the resources available to you. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us via email or phone and/or stop in the Library.

We look forward to seeing you in the Library!

Subject Guide

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Music and Performing Arts Library
1300 Music Building
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
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