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Performing Arts Materials on Microfilm: Collections

Students of drama, theatre, televison, radio and motion pictures will find the Library catalog adequate for many of their needs, however they may be overlooking the tremendous resources available in the library's collections on microfilm, and microfiche.

On this page will be found descriptions and catalog links to some of the plays and scripts available on microfilm at the BPL. The retrospective collections of Early English Books also contain many dramatic works. An example of an English Short Title Catalog entry is given to illustrate how to identify the collection and reel numbers for retrieval.


English and American Plays of the 19th Century 
Call Number: PN6112.E5

Contains British and American plays produced in the 19th century.

English Short Title Catalog / Early English Books

"Early English Books"

Series 1, Pollard & Redgrave, 1475-1640

Series 2, Donald Wing, 1641-1700

Thomason Tracts

18th Century Short Title Catalog

These microfilm sets attempt to duplicate everything published in England or in English anywhere in the world through 1800.   Access is through the English Short Title Catalog.    Works published in the 18th century are available full-text in our digital collections.

Example of an English Short Title Catalogue record