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Resources at Watson Library

Watson Library has a variety of books and eBooks on Theatre and related topics. The books listed below are a sampling of what we have available in the library - to find more, check our library catalog, or contact us for help! 

Resources On The Web

  • Playscripts Inc.
    Catalog of plays that are free to read with an account.
  • StageAgent - Monologues
    Catalog of monologues that can be sorted by gender, length and other criteria.
  • Project Gutenberg
    Online catalog of written works in the public domain including plays that are free to read.

Credo Reference

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Credo Reference is our scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search hundreds of reference books on a wide variety of subjects. Use this search box to browse Theatre related topics from titles including: 

The Basics: Acting: The Basics
Acting: The Basics remains a practical and theoretical guide to the world of the professional actor, which skillfully combines ideas from a range of practitioners and linking the academy to the industry.
Routledge 2018


The Basics: World Theatre
World Theatre: The Basics presents a well-rounded introduction to non-Western theatre, exploring the history and current practice of theatrical traditions in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Oceania, the…
Routledge 2017


The Oxford Companion to Theatre and Performance
An authoritative reference covering primarily actors, playwrights, directors, styles and movements, companies and organizations.
Oxford University Press, Inc. 2011

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