This guide provides links to basic theatre research: history, design, acting, production, scripts, videos, and careers.
Working in the Theatre
Working in the Theatre is an on-going series of video interviews with theatrical artists produced by the American Theatre Wing, who produce the Tony Awards.
Find Biographies in Books
Use the library catalog's Advanced Search mode. Change the drop-down menu from Any to Subject. Search for the phrase name AND biography, where name is replaced by an actual person’s name to find books about that person. You can also replace the word name with the term dramatists (not playwrights), actors, or actresses for generic results.
- Women's Theatrical Memoirs (10-volume set), 2007 byMarriott Library, Level 2, Fine Arts Library Collection: PN2598.T4 W66 2007
Find Biographies in Databases
These electronic databases provide citations and full-text biographies.
- Biography Reference Bank SelectFocus: International, early history to the present. (You must select the "Biography Ref Bank" box before you begin your search.)
- Literature Resource Center (LRC)Focus: International playwrights and other writers. Searches can be limited to find articles containing "chronology" content.