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This page lists some specialized resources Drama students may find useful. Check the Subject Help pages for English Literature for further guides and links to resources. You are welcome to contact your Academic Liaison Librarian Joanna Cooksey for help with finding and referencing library resources.
Most of your books will be located in Headington Library. The main section for drama and theatre is on Level 4 in Zone D.
To find a book, use the Books & e-books search on the Library home page and type in the author, title or subject that you are interested in. Alternatively you can use LibrarySearch and then limit your search results to books.
Print books have a call number which tells you where the book is shelved in the Library, for example 822.914 BUT/R. If the book is on loan to another user or at one of our other libraries, you can put a hold on it. If it's on the shelves, it's quicker for you to go and get it yourself.
If you want to browse the shelves, key sections are 792 (theatre) and 822 English drama. The guide Finding books and e-books for English Literature, Drama and Creative Writing (PDF) gives further details about more specific drama/theatre topics.
For articles and reviews:
For TV & radio programmes and films:
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) This online service gives you free access to UK TV and radio programmes. You can also record programmes, create clips and playlists. First-time users have to register. You can search for programmes or look for playlists and create your own. Take a look at this playlist Drama Oxford Brookes for a range of drama productions and discussions, such as:
For images of plays in production:
Bridgeman Education - a digital image library. Very useful for photos of theatre productions: you can search for specific play, theatre, theatre company or person.
For newspaper reviews of plays in performance, or interviews with actors, writers and directors:
For more databases, see Journals, articles and databases
Web sites for drama and theatre