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Collection Development for Theatre in the Boston College Libraries


Scope and Collecting Emphases

Guide to the Theatre Collections

The primary purpose of the collection is to support the teaching and research needs of the faculty and students in the Theatre Department


Disciplinary Scope and Collecting Emphases

The collection supports such courses as introduction to theatre, performance studies, acting, production, stage movement, stage management, ballet, production management, theatre in Boston, history of theatre, playwriting, dance, choreography, lighting, stage design, costume history and design, directing, experimental theatre, and criticism and dramatic literature.

Because theatre, dance and related areas are fields that encompass so many other disciplines, the interdisciplinary elements of the collection are numerous. The theatre collection is enhanced by our holdings in such disciplines as English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Film Studies, Communication, Music,  Art, etc.  

Preference is given to materials published by university presses (Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Yale University Press, etc. ) and scholarly publishers such as Bloomsbury, Brill, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge, etc.    

Constantly emerging new streaming audio and video resources are also focus of our collection efforts.