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A Guide to Theatre and Dance: Books

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Books are shelved in general subject categories using the Library of Congress classification system. You may want to supplement your use of the catalog with browsing shelf areas for your topic. Below is a brief listing of some of the subject locations in the fields of theatre and dance.

GV 1580-1799.3 Dance
MT Production of Opera. Music in Theaters
N Visual Arts
NA Architecture
NC Drawing. Design. Illustration.
ND Painting
NK Decorative Arts

  • 4700-4890 Costuming

P Literature (Plays by individual writers are shelved under national and period categories)
PN 1560-1590 Performing Arts.

  • 1600-1660 Drama (General)
  • 1660-1693 Dramatic composition
  • 1865-1999 Special types of drama (including vaudeville, puppets, mime, ballet, radio/television, film, etc.)
  • 2000-3307 Dramatic Representation. The Theater (including stage management, theatre history)
  • 6110-6120 Drama collections

T Technology


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