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Basic Resources

CMU Library Catalog
All holdings of the print and digital collections of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.
To find out if CMU has access to print or online journals do a Journal Search.
For resources CMU does not have, use Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

WorldCat
Catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide including the holdings of CMU and  local public and university libraries. Use this in conjunction with the CMU Library Catalog

Databases for Theatre
Start with these databases ranging from the library catalog to article databases and dissertations to begin theatre research.

Find Plays and Monologues
Locate playscripts in print and online.

Audio Collection
A wide range of audio music and sound from the classics to sound effects, analog and digital.

Film and Video Collection
Search and access films and DVDs and streaming video collections


Arts Library Visual Resources 

Make this your first stop for finding high resolution subscription image databases at CMU such as ARTstor, AP Images and the Digital Image Database as well as carefully selected open access image collections..

CMU University Archives:
Includes School of Drama Photographs (1914-1981) of productions, costume stills and characer shots, prompt books and more.



Library
of Congress Classification


Hunt Library Arts Guide: Library of Congress Classification


Citation Styles and Management
Manuals and tips for Chicago, MLA and APA styles.


The Global Communication Center (GCC) provides free writing consultations for students and the CMU community with trained communication tutors through one-on-one sessions and classroom workshops.


University Archives

University Archives Home

University Archives contains archival collection pertaining to drama that date back to the founding of the Drama Department at Carnegie Tech in 1914. Collections include production photographs from 1914 through the present, programs, prompt books, scripts, costume designs, departmental and faculty papers, and related collections pertaining to the theatre and entertainment careers of Drama School alumnae including:

  • College of Fine Arts Records from the Dean's office (1905-1999).
  • School of Applied Design records and the Beaux Arts Ball (1907-1923)
  • Bes Kimberly Collection (1926-1973) of papers, books, scrapbooks
  • Scotch and Soda Collection of papers, audio and video (1940-1999)
  • School of Drama Photographs of productions, costume stills and character shots, (1914-1981)
  • School of Drama prompt books

and more...

CMU School of Drama Blogs

News from the Real World by David Boevers

The Pittsburgh Tatler by Wendy Arons

Acqs of Interest


Barnette, Jane. Adapturgy : The Dramaturg's Art and Theatrical Adapatation.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press.
HUNT STACKS-4 (Stacks 4th Floor) PN2053 .B319X 2018


 


Luckett, Sharrell D.and Tia M. Shaffer. 
Black Acting Methods: Critical Approaches
. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2017.
E-book

 


Dustagheer Sarah and Gillian Woods, eds. Stage Directions and Shakespearean Theatre.  London: Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare, 2018
E-book

Brejzek, Thea and Lawrence Wallen. The Model as Performance: Staging Space in Theatre and Architecture. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2018.
E-book

Cover Image

Knopf, Robert. The Director As Collaborator.  New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
E-book


To find more new books and other resources in print and electronically in the University Libraries collection:

>go to library.cmu.edu or Advanced Search
>choose Books & More option (for books and e-books) OR choose other available options



>Type in your search
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Art and Drama Librarian

CMU Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Web Links

Collections

Curtis Theatre Collection (Univ of Pittsburgh)

Digital Collections in the Performing Arts

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts

New York Public Library Public Domain Collections

V&A Museum Theatre and Performance Collections

AHDS Performing Art Collection


Organizations
American Theatre Wing: Tony and Obie Awards

Television Academy of Arts and Sciences Emmys

Association for Theatre in Higher Education

ASTR American Society for Theatre Research

SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA Four Pillars of Change and Code of Conduct 2018

USITT  U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology

New Dramatists:Dedicated to the Playwright

The resident playwright company during the May 2011 All Writers Meeting
 

"Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, New Dramatists is a hub for the theatre community. Our building’s library is open to the public and houses a rare collection of new play manuscripts, many of which are unpublished and only available to read on site. In addition, we offer specific opportunities for writers, students, composers, actors, directors, other theatre artists, and new play aficionados to engage with our community."



Open web databases

IBDb Internet Broadway Database

IMDb Internet Movie Database

Theatre Links: Resources from Across the Globe (Justin Cash)


Doolee.com
Online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English from 1956 onward.


 

Featured Archive: La MaMa

"The La MaMa Archives Digital Collections site is both a catalog and a digital archive, and it was designed to serve both researchers and general users. Site users can conduct targeted searches or browse at will, using the images and text available on this site as a guide. In the near future, we hope also to be able to offer curated digital exhibits."

Internet Shakespeare Editions


Internet Shakespeare Editions (ISE) is an open-access, non-profit scholarly website presenting full-text Shakespeare plays and poems, Shakespeare’s life and times, and Shakespeare in performance.