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Theater Research Guide

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Theater books are generally found on the 6th floor with older books on the ground floor in compact shelving. 

PN1600-3307: Literature (General). Drama:

  • PN1720-1861: Drama. History:
  • PN2000-3307: Dramatic representation. The Theater.
  • PN2131-2193: By time period

PN6110.5-6120: Collections of General Literature. Drama. 


Reference materials help to expand keywords and find basic information about an actor, productioncontext, and/or location.  You may also find images, photographs, sketches, and other visual information.

Finding plays

68 playscripts from the Library of Congress that have been digitized

Search the following subject headings:

Plays - collections

Drama - collections


New Books

Here is a sample of books recently acquired by UNC Charlotte Atkins Library.