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World Theatre, 1640-1910: THEA 1342/2206 - Oakland Campus: Home

A research guide created to support student work in THEA 1342/2206: World Theatre History, 1640-1910

About This Guide


Globe Theatre, London.

Hopefully I’ll be seeing Hamlet here this month!

These pages were designed to help you research theatre history and figures from world theatre.

Syllabus & Assignments

Below are documents for Professor Granshaw's World Theatre 1640-1910 class:

How do I Find Articles . .

If you’re looking for articles on a topic, search an Article Database.

  • If you know the name of the database to search, start at the Databases A-Z list.
  • If you’re not sure which database to search, you can search databases in a particular Subject, or just ask a librarian for guidance by calling 412-648-3331 or chatting online at Ask-A-Librarian.

If you have a citation to an article, search PittCat+.

If the journal is online, the PITTCat+ record will offer a link directly to the journal database. If the ULS doesn’t subscribe to the journal online, PITTCat+ will list any paper volumes and issues we have of that journal.  You can also use the Citation Linker to see if the article you are searching for is available online.

If you’re off-campus . . try the E-journal search.

Search  the Ejournal search by journal title or International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) to find out if we have a particular journal online, and be linked directly to the online subscription.  Remember  that not all journals or issues of journals are available online.  To see if we have a journal either online or in paper, search PITTCat+ for the journal title.

If we don’t have the journal or article you need, request the article for free through Interlibrary Loan.

Specific Subject Searching

Some options for Subject Headings as specifically related to Midterm Assignment:

Theater United States History.

Theater --United States --History --18th century.

American drama --18th century --History.

Theater and society --United States --History --18th century.

Nationalism and literature --United States --18th century.

National characteristics, American, in literature.

Patriotism in literature.

United States --History --Revolution, 1775-1783 --Literature and the revolution.

United States --Social life and customs --1783-1865.

Liaison Librarian and Curtis Theatre Collection Curator

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William Daw
340 Hillman Library
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Subject Librarian

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Marian Hampton
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University of Pittsburgh
3960 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Subjects: Education