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Theatre Research @ Collins Library

This guide is intended to serve as a starting point for Puget Sound students interested in Theatre. It provides general information as well as links to selected print and electronic resources.

  • Getting Started leads you to suggested background sources for an overview of your topic.
  • Primary Sources include examples of original, uninterpreted sources relevant to theatre.  
  • Books & Media highlight current books, e-books, Primo, and films.
  • Finding Plays will help you find plays in the Collins Library collection, and online.
  • Images will help you find pictures of productions and other related images.
  • Articles on theater topics may be found in the highlighted databases. 
  • Reviews will help you locate production reviews in newspapers, magazines, and journals.
  • Production History guides you through the specific steps to performing this type of research. It also provides a curated list of sources for each aspect of production research. 
  • Cognitive Science + Theatre contains special resources for understanding the intersections between neuroscience and the performing arts
  • Writing & Citing provide information about style manuals and citation management tools.
  • Get Help With Your Research by scheduling an appointment with a librarian or using our 24/7 chat service

New Titles in Theatre

Love and Reparation

Two plays about the legal battle to decriminalize homosexuality in India.

Theatre of the Sphere

Theatre of the Sphere is Luis Valdez's exploration of the principles that underlie his innovations as a playwright, teacher, and theatrical innovator. He discusses the unique aesthetic, more than five decades in the making, that defines the work of his group El Teatro Campesino.

How to Read Chinese Drama

This book is a comprehensive and inviting introduction to the literary forms and cultural significance of Chinese drama as both text and performance.

Pandemic Performance

Pandemic Performance chronicles the many ways that people are surviving/thriving through performance in a global pandemic.

30 Monologues and Duologues for South Asian Actors

Published to celebrate the 30th anniversary year of Kali Theatre this is a brand new book of 30 monologues and duologues spoken by South Asian characters to be performed by actors from a South Asian/dual heritage background in auditions, workshops and acting classes.

New York Times Arts beat Blog: Theatre

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