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Acting, Stage & Theatre: Books

Books (and Musicals) for Acting

Acting

792.028

American drama   

812  

American drama: 1867-1899  

812.4 

Applied Theatre

792.022

American drama: 1900-1945

812.52

American drama: 1945-1999 

812.54

American drama: 2000-

812.6

Choreography

792.82

Classical Greek drama

882

Community Theatre

792.0222

Costume

792.026

Cultural studies

306

Dance

792.8

English drama

822

English drama: 1066-1400

822.1

English drama: 1400-1558

822.2

English drama: 1558-1625

822.3

English drama: 1625-1702

822.4

English drama: 1702-1745

822.5

English drama: 1702-1745

822.5

English drama: 1745-1799

822.6

English drama: 1800-1837

822.7

English drama: 1837-1899

822.8

English drama: 1900-1945

822.912

English drama: 1945-1999

822.914

English drama: 2000-

822.92

French drama

842

German drama

832

Health and safety in entertainment:

363.147

Improvisation/performance

792.028

Italian drama

852

Latin drama

872

Literature of other languages

890

Settings (incl. lighting/props/scenery)

792.025

Singing: performance (single voice)

783.04

Spanish and Portuguese drama

862

Speaking: performance

808.5

Stage management

792.02

Stage presentations

792

Stage productions

792.9

Theatre

792

Theatre History

792.09

Tragedy and serious drama

792.1

Voice

808.5

Voice: physiology

612.78

Most books for Acting students are on the ground floor of Curzon.

Floor plan of Curzon Library

There is a plan of both floors here: https://libanswers.bcu.ac.uk/loader.php?fid=8435&type=1&key=77cdbed8a5e06b460e0b15ae1a09899b

The Library purchases a reference copy of every new play published by major publishers of playscripts and plays, not already in stock, being performed in the West End.

Playscripts are kept in the Resources Room in the School of Acting and may not be taken away.   Acting Resource Room in Millennium Point

                                                                                                                                                    Acting Resources Room in Millennium Point

Musicals in the Curzon Library are purchased by Library & Learning Resources and are a shared resource with all other University students.

They are all shelved at 782.81 in Room C018:                  Image of musical scores in Room C018 in Curzon Library.

 

Musicals purchased by Acting Teaching staff are kept in a cupboard in the School of Acting:       Image of Musical scores held in a cupboard within the School of Acting

What do I do if the Library does not have the book I need?

If the Library does not have a book which you need to study and it is more than six months since it was published we may be able to borrow it on your behalf from another Library.

This is know as an Inter-Library loan and there is information about this service here.

Use the form here to suggest a book which you wish to study but we do not have in stock - we will be happy to consider your suggestion

Latest Books added to Library Stock

Key Book Chapters

Some Key Book Chapters on your Reading Lists will have been scanned and placed on our Digital Library.

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