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THEA 201 Introduction to Theatre Research: Home


An introduction to scholarly and artistic methods of research integral to theatrical practice, to include dramaturgy, script analysis, visual research, and the formation of directorial concepts.

From the Pepperdine Digital Collections

Students in costume for "A Midsummer Night's Dream", 1975. University Archives Photograph Collection [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives Retrieved from (Accessed Sept. 14, 2014)

Some Useful LC classification numbers

D, E, F  History
GT500-2370  Costume. Dress. Fashion
N Fine Arts
PN1600-3307 Drama

PN2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater
PN2061-2071 Art of acting
PN2085-2091 The stage and accessories
PN2131-2193 By period
PN2131-2145 Ancient
PN2152-2160 Medieval
PN2171-2179 Renaissance
PN2181-2193 Modern
PN2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries
PN3035 The Jewish theater
PN3151-3171 Amateur theater
PN3175-3191 College and school theatricals
PN3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.

Electronic Journals

For ideas, you could scan some scholarly theatre journals such as the following sample of journals available to you online:

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Reference Books Online