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"All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages." As You Like It Act 2, scene 7, 139–143
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About the Collection

Books & Media

Most of the theater materials are located in Fenwick and Johnson Center Libraries.  You can browse the circulating and reference collections in the following call number areas:


  • Literature (General). Drama: PN1600-3307
    • Drama. History: PN 1720-1861
    • Dramatic representation. The Theater: PN2000-3307
        By time period: PN2131-2193
    • Collections of General Literature. Drama: PN6110.5-6120

Related Subject Areas

These related subjects are useful in understanding the historical context and design elements appropriate for that context:

  • General and World History: D (general world history and breakdowns by country.)
  • American History: E and F
  • Manners and Customs: GT
    • Houses. Dewllings: GT 170-474
    • Costume. Dress. Fashion: GT500-2370
  • Social History: HN
  • Music: M
    • History and Criticism: ML 159-360 (arranged by special time periods and then by country)
    • Musical Theater: MT955-956
  • Fine Arts: N
    • History of Art: N5300-7418
    • Portraits: N7575-7624
    • Architecture: NA
    • Decorative Arts: NK
      • Interior Decoration. House Decoration: NK1700-3505
    • Technology: T
      • Clothing Manufacture. Dressmaking. Tailoring: TT490-695

      Journals & Newspapers Print and microform journals and newspapers are shelved alphabetically by title in the Periodicals/Microforms collection, located on the 1st floor of Fenwick Library. Electronic journals (e-journals), databases, and other full-text, online sources are accessible through the library's Web site.


  • Mason Libraries Catalog
    Search for books and other materials held at George Mason University Libraries.
  • WRLC / ALADIN Catalog
    Search American, Catholic, Galluadet, Georgetown, GW, Marymount, Mason libraries. Request needed items via Consortium Loan Service (CLS)
  • WorldCat
    Online union catalog of more than 49 million records representing books, journals, dissertations, audio-visual materials, and manuscripts in repositories worldwide.
  • Center for Research Libraries: Drama & Theater
    Catalog for more than four million newspapers, journals, dissertations, archives, government publications and other traditional and digital resources.
  • Library of Congress Catalog
    Catalog of bibliographic records for books, serials, music and sound recordings, cartographic and visual materials, computer files, manuscripts and more.

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