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Queen's University Library


Department: Dan School of Drama and Music
Library: Stauffer Library
Faculty Representative: Natalie Rewa
Liaison Librarian: Lucinda Walls

Recommend a New Collection Acquisition

Collection Policy Outline

General Purpose:

To serve the undergraduate programme of the Department of Drama to the four-year Bachelor's level.


English and western European.

Geographical Areas:

Continental Europe (including Classical Greece and Rome), British Isles, The Americas, and, to a lesser degree, the Far East and Africa.

Chronological Limits:

Classical times to the present.

Type of Material Collected:

  • Books: plays, selected criticism, bibliographies, indexes and monographs
  • Serial Publications: series and periodicals
  • Indexing and abstracting services
    (Note: any of the above may be in print, microform, or electronic format.)
  • Audio-visual materials

Areas of Concentration:

  • Theatre history
  • Dramatic text
  • Production techniques
  • Interpretation and creative imagination

Subjects and Collecting Levels:

(Explanation of Collection Policy Levels)

Areas to be collected at level C:

  • Western theatre history: 5th century B.C. to present Greece, Europe, North America, Classic Greek tragedy, 5th century B.C.
  • Contemporary drama: Samuel Beckett, Bertold Brecht, Eugene Ionesco, Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, Eugene O'Neill, Tennessee Williams, Jean Cocteau, Jean-Paul Sartre, Brendan Behan, Tom Stoppard, Jean Genet, David Rabe, David Mamet, Sam Shepard, Rolph Hockhuth, Peter Weiss, Max Frisch, Friedrich Dorrenmatt.

Areas to be collected at level D:

  • Costume
  • Drama in education
  • Major dramatists - especially Sophocles, Shakespeare, Chekhov
  • Play production and direction
  • Text analysis
  • Theatre design

Policy last revised: 3 March 2005

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