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Theatre: Books & Plays

Resources for the study of Theatre.

Sample Subject Terms for Finding Plays in URSUS

  • [Author, last name first] such as Edson, Margaret
  • Drama [add an author's name or the name of a play or a topic as a keyword], such as African American women -- Drama
  • Dramatic production [add an author's name or the name of a play as a keyword], such as Dramatic production Aeschylus
  • Dramatic works [add an author's name], such as Dramatic Works Beckett Samuel 1906 1989
  • Greek drama
  • Monologues
  • Plays [add an author's name or the name of a play as a keyword]

Selection of Plays in URSUS

Selection of plays freely available online

Locating Books for Your Research

Use the following online catalogs to find books (or videos, microforms, etc.) on your topic:

  • URSUS
    Begin with URSUS, the University of Maine System library catalog, that also includes holdings from the Bangor Public Library, Maine State Library, Maine State Archives, and Maine State Law & Legislative Reference Library
  • MaineCat
    If you want to broaden your search beyond the University of Maine system, you can search the Maine statewide catalog. You can place requests for items within MaineCat to have them delivered to UMaine.
  • WorldCat
    Want to see what else has been written on your topic? WorldCat is a directory of books (and many other types of sources) held in libraries across the country and in many parts of the world. You can place requests for items within WorldCat to have them delivered to UMaine.

Sample Subject Terms for Finding Books in URSUS

  • Dramatic production
  • Greek drama (Tragedy) -- History and criticism
  • Human body -- Symbolic aspects
  • Latin drama -- History and criticism
  • Movement, Aesthetics of
  • Musicals -- United States -- History and criticism
  • Performing Arts
  • Stage History
  • Theater History
  • Theater Historiography

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