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Theatre and Performance studies: Books & eBooks

Selected resources for drama and theatre studies

Books and eBooks in the Library


Monash University Library has +2 million books, and +1 million online ebooks in our collections. 

The best way to find books and ebooks is by using Library Search.

Research Methods

Books Vs eBooks

   Books vs eBooks  

What is the difference between using a book or using ebooks for my assignment? 

Answer: None! One is online, and the other is in your hand, but they're both great academic sources.

Just like books, ebooks are academic sources, and great to use for your assignments and study. What you find on the shelves and what you find on the View It tab in Search are both books, you just read them in a different way. 

Monash University Library has +1 million ebooks, so you're likely to see a lot of them when you use Search.


Monash Library online ebooks and databases can be accessed from anywhere using your Monash login, but you will find Theater and Performance Studies print books at the Matheson Library, & Caulfield Library

Finding books on Search


Search also finds lots of other resources, so to look just at books and ebooks, you need to use filters.

On the left side of the search results page, you will find Refine Results. Click 'Books' to see only books and ebooks.

Library Search




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Finding an item

All items in Monash Library have Call Numbers to organise them on the shelf. You can find every item's call number in the Details tab when using Search. Staff at the Information Point can help with any problems.

Browse the Shelves

Some useful call numbers for theatre and performance studies:

784.14       Musical Plays

791.53       Puppetry

792           Theater

792.0233   Directors

792.028   Actors and Acting

792.03      Theater dictionaries and guides

792.09       Theater History

Some useful call numbers for drama:

808.82    Drama - literature

809.2       Drama- history & criticism

812         American drama

822         English Drama

822.1      Medieval

822.33     Renaissance

822.33     William Shakespeare

822.4       17th Century

822.5       18th Century

822.6       18th Century late

822.8      19th Century

832         German drama

842         French drama

852         Italian drama

862        Spanish drama

872        Latin dramatic poetry & drama

882        Classical Greek dramatic poetry & drama

792.09   Theater History

Some useful call numbers for Asian literature:

895        Asian literature

895.1     Chinese literature

895.6     Japanese literature

895.7     Korean literature