Skip to Main Content

Introduction to Drama: Introduction

What is Drama?

According to the Merriam Webster, drama is defined as:

a :  a composition in verse or prose intended to portray life or character or to tell a story usually involving conflicts and emotions through action and dialogue and typically designed for theatrical performance. 

b :  a movie or television production with characteristics (as conflict) of a serious play; broadly :  a play, movie, or television production with a serious tone or subject <a police drama>

LC Classification

The following prefixes will assist you in finding material in the general and reference collections of the library.


PN  1600 - 3307  Dramatic Composition,  History of Drama, Special Topics and Techniques in Drama.  PQ 4001-5999 Italian Literature PS 1-3576  American Literature
PN 1997 -  Motion Pictures, Plays, Scenarios PQ 6001-8929 Spanish Literature  PT  1- 4897 German Literature
PN 6071.T4  - General Literary Collections, Theater In Literature,  PQ 9000-9999 Portuguese Literature PT  5001-5980 Dutch Literature 
PQ 1-3999 French Literature PR 1-9680 English Literature PT  7001-7099‚Äč Scandinavian Literature 


Today's Hours

Contact Us

       610-282-1100 x1266