Research Guides

Theatre Arts

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Ava Brillat

  • English, English Composition, Theatre Arts, and Classics Librarian
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Welcome to the University of Miami Libraries Guide to Theatre Arts resources. The purpose of the guide is to help you navigate through the many Theatre Arts resources available to you through the University of Miami Libraries system and beyond. If you need further assistance during your research process please contact the Theatre Arts librarian, via email or phone for individual consultation.

Library Collection

The Library has a strong collection of plays published separately and in anthologies to support the student actor. Contemporary plays, as well as works from all periods of literature are covered. The craft of theatre is well represented by books and videos on acting, set design and lighting, and costume. Art history and architecture are especially valuable resources for faculty and students in this program as well.

Research Assistance

Please contact the Theatre Arts Librarian for more information about resources in Theatre Arts or to make an appointment for in-depth research assistance. For general inquiries and assistance, call or visit the Research Service Point in the Learning Commons on the first floor of the Otto G. Richter Library (305-284-4722). You can also email a reference librarian through our Ask A Librarian service.

Reference: Print and Online
Theatre Journals
Reference: Print and Online
Main databases
Print Play Indexes
Find plays in our catalog!
WorldCat: Expand your search
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Library Catalog - Find Print Books

Find monologues or scenes the UM Libraries' catalog

To find scenes do a keyword search using the phrase "actor's scenes".

To find monologues do a keyword search on "monolog*", The truncation symbol * searches for plural forms or variant spellings , i.e., monologues.

Use the keyword/phrase search 'actor's scenes' or 'scenes and actors', or 'monolog*'. Use the truncation symbol * after 'monolog' to get plural or variant spellings, i.e. 'monologues'.

Still can't find what you're looking for? Try WorldCat, a cooperative catalog of many US and international libraries. If we don't have it at UM, try requesting it through Interlibrary Loan.

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