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Theatre Studies: Books

Recommended Books

These Textbooks, Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias are a great starting point for your Theatre Studies!

Theatre Sources at Hocken Collections

Explore playwrights' archives, and records of local theatre organisations and personalities. Search Hākena for 'theatre', consult their research guide below, or email for assistance.

New Books and Journals

Keep up to date with a weekly selection of the latest new Theatre Studies books on display in the Central Library Recent Arrivals area:

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Browsing the shelves

Theatre studies resources are shelved in these topic areas:

   PN1600-3307   Drama

   PN1997              Plays, scenarios

   PN2000-3307   Dramatic representation

   PN2061-2071   The art of acting

   PN2085-2091   The stage and accessories

This guide explains how to find a book on the shelf using the Call Number,

from the Library record.

e.g. PN1995 .FF8881 


To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. Thea151, for textbooks, audiovisual resources, and required and essential readings. Many will be accessible 24/7, labelled E-Reserve.

To find books...

Try searching:

If you need a book that is not available here...

Submit your request through our Get It Interloan service

Library users can search for items then create requests for items not held in the University of Otago Library, and monitor the progress of those requests.

Books interloaned from NZ or Australian libraries are free, but overseas loans are $25.