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Books and journals


Most of the print resources for Theatre will be found in the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Use Library Search to access eBooks or to find the exact location of a print item in the Library, and to search for other materials.

You can also use Library Search to search for journal articles using specific topic words or the journal titles. Alternatively you can browse journal titles on our find an e-journal page.

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Special Collections

Rare books and other materials are kept in our Special Collections, in the Arts and Social Sciences Library. Collection strengths include art and architecture, literature and music. 


Theatre Collection

The University of Bristol Theatre Collection has a library of theatre related books, periodicals and original archival material, including the Women's Theatre Collection.


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Featured books

The Cambridge Introduction to Theatre Directing

This Introduction is an exciting journey through the different styles of theatre that twentieth-century and contemporary directors have created. It discusses artistic and political values, rehearsal methods and the diverging relationships with actors, designers, other collaborators and audiences, and treatment of dramatic material. 

Sound and Music for the Theatre

Covering every phase of a theatrical production, this fourth edition of Sound and Music for the Theatre traces the process of sound design from initial concept through implementation in actual performances. The book discusses the early evolution of sound design and how it supports the play, from researching sources for music and effects, to negotiating a contract.

Applied Theatre: Facilitation

Applied Theatre: Facilitation is the first publication that directly explores the facilitator's role within a range of socially engaged theatre and community theatre settings. The book offers a new theoretical framework for understanding critical facilitation in contemporary dilemmatic spaces and features a range of writings and provocations by international practitioners and experienced facilitators working in the field.