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Drama: Find Books

Drama resources including production resources, digital collections, image collections, costume resources, plays and monologues.

UW Libraries Search

To find books in the UW Libraries system, use the UW Libraries Search.

You can perform a simple keywords search, such as typing in "Hamlet" in the search box.  Generally, it is useful to select "UW Libraries" from the pull-down menu in order to only search the UW Libraries holdings.

Once you have a list of items, you can refine your results by:

  • Resource Type:  printed books, ebooks, audio & visual, etc.
  • Author/Creator
  • Library
  • Availability

For each filter, you can select "Show More" to see more search options.

This process can be repeated for other Resource Types.


WorldCat : Search the holdings of over 10,000 libraries worldwide. Use this search to find books and other materials not available in UW and Summit Libraries. Use Interlibrary Loan to request items not owned by UW Libraries or its borrowing partners.

Subject Classification

Library of Congress Classification (LC):
GT:  Costume, dress, and fashion
GV:  Dance, circuses, and spectacles
ML:  Librettos, texts, scenarios of musicals
MT:  Musical Theatre
NX:  Administration of the arts
PA:  Greek, Roman, and Latin and Medieval Drama
PG:  Slavic and Russian Drama
PJ:  Israeli Drama
PK:  Sanskrit Drama
PL:  Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Drama
PN:  Drama including history, acting, stagecraft, theatres, and playwriting
PQ:  French, Italian, and Spanish (including Latin America) Drama
PR:  English Language Drama (excluding United States), including England, Australia, Canada, and former English  Colonies
PS:  Drama of the United States
PT:  German, Scandinavian, Icelandic, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish Drama
TT:  Clothing Manufacturing, Fashion Design, Dressmaking, and Hatmaking
U:  Arms and Armor
UC:  Military Uniforms