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Acting - For Live and Recorded Media

This guide provides access to resources on stage and film acting

Books

Spotlight on some useful books on acting

Browse for books on acting

Browsing the library shelves can be a useful strategy for finding material. 
Hard copy books are typically located in the Language and literature section of the library, represented by the PN classification. 
Here are some useful call number ranges that you can browse at the Conservatorium and Mt Gravatt campus libraries, and some useful subject headings to explore in the library catalogue. 

Browsing the library shelves can also be a useful strategy for finding material.

Subject heading Call number range
Drama -- Explication PN1707
Radio scripts
Television scripts
PN1991.7
Motion picture acting -- Vocational guidance
Television acting -- Vocational guidance
PN1995
Theater -- Production and direction PN2053
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Dramatic production PN2061
Acting
Acting -- Handbooks, manuals
Acting -- Auditions
Acting -- Study and teaching
Improvisation (Acting)
Movement (Acting)
PN2061–PN2075
Stage management
Theaters -- Stage-setting and scenery
Stage lighting
Cinematography -- Lighting
PN2081–PN2091
Theatre -- History PN2595
Theater -- Australia
Theater -- Australia -- History
Theater -- Social aspects -- Australia
Australian drama
PN2101–PN3191
PR8089–PR9611.5
Chekhov, Anton Paviovich, 1860-1904 -- Dramatic production PG3458.Z9
Stanislavski, Konstantin, 1863-1938 PG3456

Find books on acting

Search the library catalogue using keywords to locate books, ebooks and other resources such as audiovisual material.

Classic library catalogue

When you find an item that looks relevant, look at the subject headings assigned to that record to provide ideas for other keyword searching.