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Theatre: Getting started

Research resources for theatre courses offered at Jordan College of Fine Arts, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN.

Getting Started: Theatre

The Butler Libraries use the Library of Congress (LC) Classification System.  Unlike the Dewey Decimal System, the LC System is an alpha-numeric system, employing both letters and numbers.  Every LC call number begins with a letter or letters which designate the general subject of the material.  In the LC classcification system, theatre materials can be found in a variety of letter/number combinations.  Below are some of the most frequently used designations for theatre resources.

GT 500-GT 2289 Costumes -- History/Description PN 2131-PN 2145 Ancient Theatre History
GT 2290-GT 2341 Hair, cosmetics PN 2152-PN 2160 Medieval theatre history
GT 1747 Masks PN 2171-PN 2179 Renaissance theatre history
NA Architecture PN 2181-PN 2193 Modern theatre history
ND 2885 Scene painting PN 3035 The Jewish Theatre
NK 8802-NK8998 Textile arts PN 6110.5-PN6120 Play collections
PN 1600-PN 3307 Drama PR 621-PR 739 English literature-drama
PN 2068 Make-up PR 641-PR739 History of drama literature
PN 2091 .E4 Electric devices; stage lighting PS 330-PS 352 American literature-drama
PN 2091 .S8 Stage settings; scenery TS 545-TT850 Costumes -- Construction
PN 2061-PN 2071 Art of acting VIDEOS:
PN 2085-PN 2901 The stage and accessories PN 471-PR 5397 Various plays and videos relating to theatre
PN 2091 .S6 Sound effects
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