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Theatre: Guide Home


Use this guide as a starting point to find Theatre resources


Remember, you may need to look at other subjects or disciplines such as Literary theory, History, Arts, Fashion, etc., as it relates to theatre or drama.



Portrait painting of Shakespeare


Red and gold Theatre building interior

Shakespeare: The Legacy Video                          Pergola Theatre in Florence  

Recommended Databases for Theatre & Drama 

Try additional Databases for Theatre Ministry & Historical events, news, or reviews

Databases for Theatre & Drama -- Hennepin County Library
(Requires an HCL library card. Access for residential, commuter, & local students only)

General Theatre & Drama


Theatre Ministry & Faith Topics

Acting & Directing

Playwriting & Screenwriting

Stagecraft, Design & Production

Browse the Stacks

Costume, Dress, Fashion GT 500-2370
Musical Theatre MT 955-960
Fine Arts; Drawing, Design, Illustration NC-ND
Monologues, Dialogues PN 1530, PN 1551
Performing Arts PN 1560-1590
Acting PN 1936-1995
Drama PN 1600-PN 3307
Stage settings PN 2085-2091
Cinematography; Motion Pictures TR 845-899

Recommended Journals for Theatre

Journals for Music 

Open-Access E-Theses and Dissertations

Be aware that many of the recommended databases on the "Databases" tab will also contain theses and dissertations.

MN Local Theatre (This is just a sample. There is so much more in MN!)

General Theatre (resources & blogs)


Actors & Acting

Theatre & Theatre Education Associations 

Costumes, Stage, and Tech

Theatre Archives


Students in a Fine Arts program will typically use MLA style in their academic research. Here are some helpful resources.

Credit: Shakespeare: The legacy. (2017). In 3DD Entertainment Ltd (Ed.), 3DD Entertainment video collection. Facts On File. Credo Reference.
Credit: Interior view of stage of Pergola Theatre in Florence, architectural design by Ferdinando Tacca (1619-1686). Italy, 1656. (2014). In Bridgeman Images (Ed.), Bridgeman images. Bridgeman. Credo Reference.

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