This guide is intended to support work for Theatre 410. Directing students may find library resources useful for locating playscripts, filmed productions, dramaturgy resources, and scholarly discussions. For Theatre 410, I've compiled some resources to help you locate an appropriate scene for your directing project, and biographical information about directors.
This guide will help you explore the resources most relevant to your class, both inside and outside the library. If you need help, use the contact information on the left to contact a librarian.
In 2020, the Libraries permanently closed the service desk in the Music area of the library. You can now get help and check out items at the main desk on the first floor, or at Media & Reserve Services on the Lower Level.
The old service desk area is now a new Contemplative Space! Take a moment to meditate/reflect/pray/stretch, or whatever you need!
In the summer of 2021, the UWM Libraries added a service called LibKey, that makes access to the PDF or full versions of articles quicker and easier. You'll notice a "download article" link under a lot of search results in Search@UW, instead of just the "Online Access" link that takes you through multiple clicks to the full article. LibKey also includes a browser extension that will help you tell if UWM has access to articles you find elsewhere on the web, and a journal browsing platform.
The UW System libraries now have access to Classical Scores Library, an online database of scores. The scores can be added to "playlists," annotated, and embedded in Canvas sites!
In Fall 2021, the Media & Reserves Services equipment collection will be adding circulating portable turntables and 25-key MIDI controllers. Stay tuned for details and instructions for borrowing.