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Theatre 373: Actors: Books

This page is intended for Puget Sound students enrolled in Professor Freeman's course. It serves as a starting point for the actor research and presentation assignment.

Searching Primo for Books


When searching with Primo, try these search tips.

Use quote marks around the person's name. Ex. "Edwin Booth"

Sort by relevance if you don't find anything in the first page of results.

In Primo, use the facets on the left side bar to narrow your search to books or articles. Keep in mind that articles are limited and you should also search the databases recommended.

Try a subject search. Some suggestions are below. Copy and paste in the search box.

  • "Women in the theater -- United States -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Actresses -- Great Britain -- Biography"
  • "Actresses -- France -- Biography"
  • "Actresses United States Biography"
  • "Actors -- Great Britain - Biography"
  • "Actors -- United States -- Biography"
  • "Actors -- France -- Biography"
  • "Actors -- Italy -- Biography"
  • "Acting History"
  •   "Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Theater --United States -- History -- 19th century"
  • "Theater --United States -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater --France -- History -- 18th century"
  • "Theater --France -- History -- 19th century"
  • Theater  Europe History 18th   century
  • Theater and society"

Google Books

Use Google Books to search the text of a book.

Google Book Search

Social and Cultural History

Books about Actors and Acting