Use the library catalog to search for your keyword terms. Use book indexes to search for your keyword terms. See Mrs. Anderson or Mrs. Voight for help.
This is a good topic for browsing the collection. Go to the 780s for musical theater; 920 for general biographies; 812 for American drama. Don't look for a specific title, but see what your library has on that subject area. Use the index for a quick determination of helpfulness.
Be sure to include the Reference section in your perusal! There you will find:
Dictionary of Middle Ages - REF 909 .07 DIC
Ancient Writers - REF 880 Anc
A Treasury of the Theater - REF 808 .82 Gas
among many other resources
Don't forget to look for costume, interior and exterior design, theater in history (from Ancient Greece to the Holocaust Play at Terezin, to Vaclav Havel and the Velvet Revolution), and the culture of theater. We have biographies, books on litereature, encyclopedia of festivals and pilgrimages, and literary criticisms of well-know plays and playwrites.
The library has a wide variety of films on DVD, including biographies of playwrites (Tennessee Williams), collections of stage performances by notable actors (Helen Mirren), opera (Boris Godunov), film from stage (The Crucible), and several filmed productions of stage performances:
Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Pirandello
A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry
The Man Who Came to Dinner, by Kaufman and Hart
There are many more examples of theater on film. Check our catalog, or ask the librarian for help.