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Drama: Books

An overview for finding information related to Drama at Crossett Library, Bennington College.

Finding books at Crossett Library and beyond

Depending on your need, you can access our catalog in one of two different ways. If you are looking for physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, scores, etc.) accessible in either Crossett Library or Jennings Music Library, you can use the following search box. Alternatively, you can leave the box blank and click search for more search options, such as limiting your search by material type (for example, books or DVDs), by location (Crossett only, nothing from Jennings Music Library) or by language.

Search the library catalog only.

You can search more broadly, using the following search box below. This search uses Ebsco Discovery Services, and contains all the physical items in our library, as well as all journals and articles that we receive through our various databases. This is a much more broad and extensive search, and can be modified to search only full-text items, specific date ranges, languages, peer-reviewed, etc.

Search the catalog, databases, journals & articles.

To find materials in other libraries, try using Worldcat. If you find a title in Worldcat that is not held by Bennington College, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan by clicking on the "Request Item" button. Your book will be shipped from the lending library to Crossett Library, and you will receive an e-mail when it is ready for pickup.

If you have never used Interlibrary Loan before, you need to set up an account here.

Searching the Catalog for Theater

Search keywords: 

Use an asterisk * in your search to truncate words. This will automatically search other words with the same root. For example, the keyword search  theat* Japan* will give you results for theatre and theater and theatrical and Japan and Japanese.

  • history AND theater 
  • videorecording AND David Mamet
  • ​scenery design OR stagecraft                                        

Search author (surname first):

  • Parks, Suzan-Lori
  • Baker, Annie

Search a broad subject heading:

  • theater
  • acting
  • stage management                  

Search a narrow subject heading:

  • theater philosophy
  • experimental theater               
  • set designers

Select Anthologies