It includes some 40,000 pages of major reference materials, together with records to approximately 30,000 plays, 57,000 people, 5,400 theatres, 22,000 productions, and 2,500 production companies. The collection also includes approximately 10,500 images, playbills, postcards, scrapbooks and other resources.
Here are some specialized reference works useful for finding background information. They are located in Bizzell, mostly in the Stacks with the rest of the books. A few might be on the main floor in the Reference Collection, so note the location. Reference Collection books must be used in the library and cannot be checked out.
TIP: Also browse the regular stacks from around GT 507 - GT 2340 for numerous books on fashion, makeup, shoes, etc. through the ages and across cultures. The books in the regular stacks may be borrowed.
Essays on English-language plays written and produced worldwide from 2000-2009. Each essay puts the play in its literary and historical context, identifies themes and style, and discusses its critical reception. 2 vols. Bizzell Stacks, 3rd floor.