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Suggested Ebooks

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers. RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.


Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Gale In Context: Biography: Biographies, magazine articles, images, and more for over 900,000 people.

Films On Demand: Browse the English Video Collection: Drama and the Theatre.

Literary Reference Center Plus: Full-text information on authors and literature from journals, reference books, and more, plus over 7400 classic novels.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Gale Literature Resource Center: Author information, overviews, literary criticism and reviews.

Salem Literature: Full-text reference sources, including Critical Surveys and Masterplots.


What's on the RPCC Library Shelves at the Gonzales Campus

Selected Videos (DVD)

  • Broadway: The American Musical ,
    Call number: ML 1711.8 .N3 B762 2004 A/V , 2 copies.
  • Highlights of the York Mystery Plays,
    Call number: PR 1261 .Y675 2005 A/V .
  • Medieval Drama: From Sanctuary to Stage,
    Call number: PN 1761 .M43 2008 A/V, 2 copies.
  • Oedipus the King,
    Call number: PA 4414 .O33 T3 2007 A/V, also available streaming from Films On Demand(off-campus access requires login)
  • Shakespeare in Our Time,
    Call number: PR 2987 .S482 2004 v.1 A/V.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,
    Call number: M 1527 .S95 2008 A/V
  • The York Mystery Plays: The Death of Christ,
    Call number: PR 1261 .Y672 2004 A/V.

Browse Resources on the Shelves by Call 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.

Suggested Websites

  • 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.

Special Topics: Local Theatre Groups


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