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THEATRE 410: Stage Directing

What's New

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! E295, formerly an office space, is now a reservable group study room, so you can work together with easy access to scores and music reference materials. 

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 added circulating portable turntables and 25-key MIDI controllers. Students can check out this equipment, plus headphones, microphones, and portable recorders, for personal or academic use.

Theatre 410


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.

Theater Resources

Theater Resources in the UWM Libraries

The UWM Libraries offer a range of resources of use to students of theater, including:

  • Streaming performances and documentaries.
  • Printed plays, scenes, and monologue collections.
  • Scholarly books and articles about plays, theater history, acting, and productions.
  • Access to magazines and newspapers, including reviews and trade periodicals for theater professionals.
  • Primary sources on the history of theater, especially in Milwaukee.
  • A dedicated Music & Performing Arts Librarian to help you with your research!

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.

Essential Library Services