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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MPAL Exhibits 2020-2021: Theatre--Behind the Scenes

Documents exhibits at the Music and Performing Arts Library during the 2020-2021 academic year.

About This Exhibit

When an audience attends a theatre, their focus is generally on the actors, musicians and other performers they can see onstage.  This exhibit, however, spotlights those people not often seen by the audience, but just as crucial to making a theatre performance work.  These people include set designers, costumers, the lighting crew, stage managers, special effects experts and other personnel working behind the curtain.

This exhibit includes various resources about behind-the-scenes careers in theatre.  These include introductory and general sources, specified items focusing on distinct areas of expertise and even a glossary of technical theatre terms.

Theatre--Behind the Scenes

Selected Items

Online items are available for immediate access. Physical items can be requested through the library catalog for pick-up.