To find books in theater and dance on the library shelves, it is best to search for your subject (e.g. "acting Shakespeare") in the library catalog.
PN 2000-3307 Dramatic representation. The theater
PN 2061-2071 Art of acting
PN 2085-2091 The stage and accessories
PN 2131-2193 By period
PN 2131-2145 Ancient
PN 2152-2160 Medieval
PN 2171-2179 Renaissance
PN 2181-2193 Modern
PN 2219.3-3030 Special regions or countries
PN 3035 The Jewish theater
PN 3151-3171 Amateur theater
PN 3175-3191 College and school theatricals
PN 3203-3299 Tableaux, pageants, "Happenings," etc.
Play scripts can also be found in the library's main collection. It is best to search for a specific work or playwright, but if you would like to browse the collection, they are shelved alongside other literary works from specific world regions.
PJ Asian (specifically East and Southeast)
PK Indian and Middle Eastern
PL Africa and Oceania
PR British, Canadian, and some former British territories
We have two options for getting a book you need that we don't have in our collection:
First: you can check to see if it is available on the Ann Arbor campus by changing the "Search in" box in the Library Catalog to "UM-Ann Arbor Libraries." If it is available there, you can request that it be sent here for you to check out using Get This.
If it's not available in Ann Arbor you can place an Interlibrary Loan request. This means that the book will come from a participating library elsewhere in the United States.
Links to further information and instructions on how to use these services are provided below.
This video will explain how Library of Congress Classification works in order to aid you when locating books within the Thompson Library.
Visit the Library of Congress Classification Outline for more information.