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Theatre 381: History of Theatre II: Books

This is a course research guide for students in Theatre 381.

Locating Books

This is not a complete list of books about different types of theatre you may research this semester. Please use the Libraries' catalog to find more books by searching for specific

  • subjects (e.g. search for: Performance OR drama OR Theat* AND (anti-realism OR surrealism OR absurd)),
  • works (e.g. search for: Performance OR drama OR Theat* AND "Raisin in the Sun"), or
  • authors/playwrights (e.g. search for: Performance OR drama OR Theat* AND Fornes, Maria Irene) 


To learn more about finding relevant materials for a research project, watch the Searching for Materials from the Libraries' Catalog video. 


  • Many of these sources are physical books, so you will have to place a request to have them available for pick up for spring 2021. Learn more about how to place a request here.
  • You may need to place an interlibrary loan request for relevant books you find in the catalog that Purdue does not have in its collection. Make sure to take a look at the table of contents and specifically mention in the request for which chapters or sections of the book you would like to be scanned and sent to you. Learn more about placing an interlibrary loan here

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American Theatre

Latin American Theatre

Russian Theatre

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