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Cinematic and Theater Arts Research Guide: Books & E-books

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

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Select Subject from the circled drop-down list.

Here are some Theater Arts subject headings to use in your searches:
Acting, also with subheadings

-- Auditions
-- Study and Teaching
-- Vocational Guidance

Stage Fighting
Theater, also with subheadings

-- and society
-- by Country Name
-- Dictionaries
-- History
-- Philosophy
-- Production and Direction
-- Religious Aspects -- Christianity
-- United States

African American Theater
Community Theater
Musical Theater
Readers' Theater

Here are some Cinema Arts subject headings to use in your searches:

Motion Pictures, also with subheadings

-- Aesthetics
-- by Country Name
-- Distribution
-- Editing
-- Evaluation
-- History
-- Philosophy
-- Plots, themes, etc.
-- Political Aspects
-- Production and Direction
-- Psychological aspects
-- Religious aspects -- Christianity
-- Reviews
-- Setting and scenery
-- United States

Animated Films
Bible Films
Film Genres
Motion Picture Acting
Television Acting
Amateur Films
Cinematography, and also subheadings

-- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
-- Lighting
-- Special Effects




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