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Theater Studies

Find Books, Films, & More: Duke Catalog, SearchTRLN and Worldcat

The library catalog (click on Books & Media tab)is the Libraries' inventory of what we own or have access to at Duke. Locate books, playscripts, films, recordings, journals, and more. Start with a keyword search, and narrow results using the column on the left.

Sample search: "cabaret" search in subject heading

Search TRLN is a combined library catalog for research libraries in the Triangle. Use it to find and request books from UNC-Chapel Hill, NCCU, or NC State.  Delivery to campus in 2-3 business days.

Can't wait?  You can use your Duke Card to check books out and access online resources at TRLN partner libraries if you make the trip yourself!

WorldCat is a combined library catalog for most libraries in the US, please several in the UK and elsewhere. Use "get it @ Duke" to request what Duke doesn't own via Document Delivery/nterlibrary Loan.  Allow at least 2 weeks.

Want to Browse?

Sometimes you may just want to browse an area of the library to see what books are available.  Books related to the study of Theatre are scattered throughout Perkins and Bostock.  Some books might also be checked out or will be in the Library Service Center.


GT1740-1747---Theatrical Costumes

GV1781-1786.31---Theatrical Dancing

PN1530-1559---Monologue. Dialogue

PN1560-1599---Performing Arts. Show Business


PN2000-3307---Dramatic Representation. Theater

Reference Books