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null Browse videos about Visual and Performing Arts and Production in the Films on Demand database.

Special Topics: Local Theatre Groups

Follow Ascension Community Theatre on Facebook.

St. John Theatre, in Reserve, LA.

Swine Palace, LSU College of Music and Dramatic Arts.

Theatre Baton Rouge, formerly Baton Rouge Little Theatre.

Web Resources

  • PBS Arts: Theater, this section of PBS’s website offers several full-length theater productions from such series as Live from Lincoln Center, Great Performances, etc.
  • Theatre Terms: Words to the Wise, glossary of theatrical terms from the American Association of Community Theatre.

Shelf Resources (RPCC Library -- Gonzales campus)

Videos (DVD)

Broadway: The American Musical
Shelf number: ML 1711.8 .N3 B762 2004 A/V , 2 copies.

Highlights of the York Mystery Plays
Shelf number: PR 1261 .Y675 2005 A/V .

Medieval Drama: From Sanctuary to Stage
Shelf number: PN 1761 .M43 2008 A/V, 2 copies.

Oedipus the King
Shelf number: PA 4414 .O33 T3 2007 A/V, also available streaming from Films On Demand database (off-campus access requires login)

Shakespeare in Our Time
Shelf number: PR 2987 .S482 2004 v.1 A/V.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Shelf number: M 1527 .S95 2008 A/V

The York Mystery Plays: The Death of Christ
Shelf number: PR 1261 .Y672 2004 A/V.


Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (print issues)


Browse Books, DVDs, and Other Shelf Resources by Shelf Number

PN 1530 – The monologue.

PN 1551 – The dialogue.

PN 1560 to PN 1590 – The performing arts.

PN 1580 – Performing arts as a profession.

PN 1600 to PN 3307 – Drama.

PN 1660 to PN 1693 – Technique of dramatic composition.

PN 1720 to PN 1861 – History.

PN 2000 to PN 3307 – Dramatic representation. The theater.

PN 2061 to PN 2071 – Art of acting.

PN 2085 to PN 2091 – The stage and accessories.

PN 2131 to PN 2193 – By period.

     PN 2131 to PN 2145 – Ancient.

     PN 2152 to PN 2160 – Medieval.

     PN 2171 to PN 2179 – Renaissance.

     PN 2181 to PN 2193 – Modern.

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