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English Literatures

A guide to research resources for English, American, and Anglophone world literature.

Researching Drama

Consult these sources to learn more about literary authors, periods, genres, texts, and their historical contexts.

Primary Sources - Drama

Drama Indexes

Browsing Areas

The following sections are good for browsing for dramatic works and books on drama, which are shelved on the 5th floor of Lauinger Library.

PN 1600-3307 - Drama

PN 6110.5-6120 - Collections of Drama

PR 621-744 - English Drama

PR 1241-1273 - Collections of English Drama

PS 330-353 - American Drama

PS 623-635 - Collections of American Drama

Dramatic works can also be found scattered throughout the PR and PS sections; however, those titles are interspersed with other genres and non-fiction works.

Sample Subject Headings

Type

Form

Example

Author as Subject

Last name, First name

Wasserstein, Wendy

National/Regional Literature

Nationality/Region + Literature

English literature

Irish literature

African literature (English)

Caribbean literature (English)

Literary Genre

Genre

Drama

Melodrama

Passion - Plays

Nationality/Region + Genre

English drama

American drama

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