Welcome to the Theater Research Guide
This guide is intended to assist all CalArts students, staff, and faculty interested in theater. This guide contains information to help you discover and locate theater related books, periodicals, articles, videos, audio streams, and Web sites. If you have suggestions about things you would like included, please email me.
Searching the library catalog, browsing the stacks
WorldCat Local: Search the CalArts Library's collection and beyond
Library of Congress (LC) call number range for theater: P (Language and Literature)
Short LC call number guide for theater:
Drama. History: PN1720-1861
Direction and Production: PN2053
Art of Acting: PN2061-2071
Design, Lighting, Construction: PN2085-2091
Collections of General Literature. Drama: PN6110.5-6120
American Drama History and Criticism: PS330-352
American Drama Collections: PS623-635
American Authors: PS700-3626
Houses. Dwellings: GT 170-474
Costume. Dress. Fashion: GT500-2370
Musical Theater: MT955-956
Interior Decoration. House Decoration: NK1700-3505
Clothing Manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring: TT490-695
Searching for plays:
Play indexes in print:
Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections : An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Since 1900.
Reference PN1655 .O8 2011
Index to Characters in the Performing Arts. Harold S. Sharp and Marjorie Z. Sharp
Reference PN1579 .S45
The Character Catalogue : Who's Who in One Hundred Fifty Modern Plays. Richard Peterson
Reference PN1711 .P4
The Drama Scholars' Index to Plays and Filmscripts : A Guide to Plays and Filmscripts in Selected Anthologies, Series, and Periodicals. Gordon Samples.
Stacks Z5781 .S17
Drury's Guide to Best Plays. James A. Salem
Reference Z5781 .D8 1987
Theater materials in the CalArts library support the curricular needs of the School of Theater as well as the Institute as a whole.
The library has a music/sound listening area which includes cassette, LP, and CD players. Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk.
Films and videos may be watched in our Film Library.
The library takes purchase requests! Please submit your request here.