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Drama & Theatre Arts

Reading lists

Most modules have a reading list to support your studies with essential and recommended books and articles. Our new Reading Lists Online system allows you to easily access electronic content on the list and find out the latest status of print books - and request these through our Click and Collect service.

You should find a link to your reading list through Blackboard (or MS Teams if that is used for your module).  You can also access the system through the link below. On the Find Lists page you can search by your module title, module code or the name of your module leader.  

Books for your subject

Your University Library is first and foremost a digital library meaning you can access your learning and research resources when and where you want. We have made significant investments in a new library management system to make it easier to find the resources you need, and in many more online resources such as e-books and databases. Find your resources in your module reading lists, visit your subject guide page or use Library Search.

You do of course still have access to a large selection of print books and journals. We have been working to bring your ‘physical’ libraries up to date and to locate them on campus where you need them. 

The new and redeveloped libraries are:

Library Core (formerly Ashley 1 lecture theatres) 
Library Catalyst (Click & Collect facility now open)
Library Creative - mostly books with the Dewey numbers 700-799
Library Centre for Health Innovation (Blackheath Lane, Stafford)

Dewey numbers for the subject

Subject Class number

Theatre 792

British Theatre 792.0941

American Theatre 792.0973

Contemporary British Drama 822.914

Stage Lighting 792.025

Theatre Direction 792.0233