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Theatre History

Research resources for the study of theatre history

What's in This Guide

This guide provides an overview of library resources and services that support the study of theatre history and criticism. Navigate the tabs on the left for help:

  • Search strategies for researching contemporary or historical theatre
  • Resources for critical and contextual research of a time period, playwright, or narrative
  • Locating criticism and reviews of performances and texts
  • Finding plays in print or online
  • Finding video of theatre performances (streaming or on physical media)

Spaces, Collections, and Research Help


  • Need a space to study, work on a monologue, rehearse with friends, or collaboratively (re)view a performance? Find a space.
  • Want to exhibit or perform in the library? Contact Sarah Falls.


  • Need a book or film that we don't have? We'll do our best to get it for you through Interlibrary Loan.
  • Have ideas for titles/areas of study that would benefit our permanent collection? Request a purchase.


Your Library Liaison is here to help you with research, to assist with locating or acquiring books/plays/other resources, and help you integrate the library into your projects, classroom, production, or exhibition.

Feel free to call, email, or stop by with questions!

Contact your Library Liaison

Have a question about collections, the library, or your research? Reach out to our school liaisons: