Theatre: Classics to Renaissance

This guide provides links to basic theatre research: history, design, acting, production, scripts, videos, and careers.

Researching Classics

Subject Headings to get you started

Below are some suggested Subjects (aka Subject Headings) to begin your search for books and other materials in the Usearch library catalog. I encourage you to look for additional, related Subjects in the left-hand column once your get your search results.

  1. Go to the Library Catalog's Advanced Search mode.
  2. Change the drop-down menu option from "Any" to "Subject".
  3. Copy your choice from the suggested Subjects below and paste it into the Subject search box.
  4. Click the red Search button.

Note: For Subjects that include general concepts in italics, trying changing it to a topic relevant to your research.

  • Civilization, Classical
  • Greece--Civilization--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--Economic conditions--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--History--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--Intellectual life--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--Politics and government--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--Religion
  • Greece--Social conditions--To 146 B.C.
  • Greece--Social life and customs
  • Greek drama
  • Greek drama--Chorus
  • Greek drama (Tragedy)
  • Religious drama--Greek
  • Theater--Greece
  • Music, Greek and Roman
  • Rome--Civilization
  • Rome--History--To 510 B.C.
  • Theater -- Rome
  • Nō plays
  • Japanese drama -- history and criticism  (Or, change Japanese to Asian, Indian, Chinese, etc.)
  • Sanskrit drama
  • Theater -- Asia
  • Theater -- India
  • Liturgical Drama  (Or, change Liturgical to: Christian, Folk, Flemish, Indic, Latin, etc.)
  • Drama, medieval
  • Mysteries and miracle-plays
  • Religion and Culture
  • Hinduism -- Rituals
  • Drama -- Religious aspects  (Or, change Drama to: Women, Politics, etc.)
  • Theology -- Early works to 1800
  • Mythology, classical
  • Women -- History -- To 500
  • Women in the Theater
  • Feminism and Theater
  • Sex role -- Greece  (or change Greece to Rome, India, etc.)
  • Sex role in literature
  • Euripides -- Characters -- Women  (Or, change Euripides to: Chaucer, Homer, etc.)
  • Dramatists, Greek  (Or, change Greek to: Latin, German, etc.)

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