This guide was designed to help you find materials on playwriting, theatre and related performance topics in Wyndham Robertson Library. Whether you need print books, e-books, online articles or streaming video - we can help!
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Summer 2021 Orientation Materials
Recording of Zoom Orientation June 21, 2021
Tip: when searching for a play, enter the play title as a keyword search rather than a title search in the online catalog and in Worldcat.
Why? Some plays are published in anthologies.
A title search will not find them, but a keyword search will!
Basic subject terms (use in online catalog, Worldcat, etc.)
Theatre = not used as a subject term!!!
Theater = drama as acted on the stage.
Drama = drama as a literary form.
Examples of subjects:
American drama - 20th century - History and criticism
Theater - United States - History - 20th century
Search for People:
Last name, first name
Note that author search means works by a person, and subject search means works about a person. Or try keyword search, which will also find the name in chapter titles, notes, etc.
No results? Search more broadly:
and then add:
Or try changing your search terms. Use:
Use the *
Use the * (asterisk) to truncate your search terms, to search several terms at once.
Example: theat* = "theatre"+ "theater"+ "theaters" + "theatrical", etc.