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Performing Arts: Books

Recommended Books

These books are a great starting point for your study!

Recommended Reference Books

These Dictionaries, and Encyclopedias are a great starting point for your study!

New Books and Journals

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

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Browsing the shelves

Performing Arts resources are shelved in these topic areas:

   GV1580-1799.4   Dance

   ML                          Music literature 

   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. PN 1995 .FF8881 

To find items on Course Reserve...

Search by your Course Code, e.g. PERF301, 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.