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The Swinehart collection was created with donated funds and contains resources on the theater, acting and musicals for teens. I worked with the High School drama coach to build the collection, and …

The Swinehart collection was created with donated funds and contains resources on the theater, acting and musicals for teens. I worked with the High School drama coach to build the collection, and this is the pathfinder.

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  • 1. Sandra Swinehart Theater Collection Theater Resources for Teens A guide to the collection and other library resources in the performing arts Compiled by Ken Petrilli, Teen Services Librarian April 2011Acting & MethodologyAll books on theater and stage production are shelved under the number 792 inthe Dewey Decimal System. Nearly all the books under this call number in theNew Rochelle Public Library can be found on our third floor. For books on acting
  • 2. styles and methods, look under the call number 792.082. You will find thefollowing books on the subject here in the Swinehart collection:782.14 L: Music and SingingBy: Lau, DorettaBooks on music are all under the 780’s in the Dewey Decimal System. For workson vocal styles and technique, check under the call number 783.04.792.02 E: The Complete Audition Book for Young ActorsBy: Ellis, Roger792.028 A: Style: Acting in High ComedyBy: Aitken, Maria792.028 B: Acting for Young Actors: The Ultimate Teen GuideBy: Belli, Mary Lou; Lenney, Dinah792.028 B: Using The Stanislavsky System: A Practical Guide ToCharacter Creation and Period StylesBy: Blumenfeld, Robert792.028 C: Acting in Restoration ComedyBy: Callow, Simon792.028 M: Acting A to Z : The YoungPersons Guide to a Stage or ScreenCareerBy: Mayfield, Katherine792.028 M: Sanford Meisner on ActingBy: Meisner, Sanford; Longwell, Dennis792.028 S: Sanford Meisner Approach: An Actors WorkbookBy: Silverberg, Larry792.028 S: Sanford Meisner Approach Workbook II: Emotional FreedomBy: Silverberg, Larry
  • 3. 792.028 S: 7 Simple Truths of Acting for The Teen ActorBy: Silverberg, Larry792.028 S: Speak With DistinctionBy: Edith Skinner792.028 S: The Actor Speaks: Twenty-Four Actors Talk About Processand TechniqueBy: Sonenberg, Janet (EDT)792.028 S: The Actor PreparesBy: Stanislavsky, Konstantin; Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds792.028 S: Building a CharacterBy: Stanislavsky, Konstantin; Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds792.028 S: Creating a RoleBy: Stanislavsky, Konstantin; Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds792.028 T: Training of the American ActorBy: Bartow, Arthur (EDT)792.6 J: Dance and ChoreographyBy: Joosten, MichaelFor more on dance, choreography and dancing technique, you can look on thelibrary’s third floor under the call number 792.8808.2 S: How to Do AccentsBy: Sharpe, Edda; Rowles, Jan Haydn808.2 S: Sanford Meisner Approach: Workbook Three: Tackling theTextBy: Silverberg, Larry808.2 S: Sanford Meisner Approach Workbook IV: Playing the PartBy: Silverberg, Larry
  • 4. CostumingBooks on costume, clothing, makeup and hairstyling can be found in severalplaces on the library’s third floor. For books on the subject pertaining specificallyto theater, look under the call number 792.02. Otherwise, look under 391 forclothing and costume, and under 646.7 for general works on makeup andhairstyles. You will find the following books on the subject here in the Swinehartcollection:391.009 W: What PeopleWore When: A CompleteIllustrated History ofCostume from AncientTimes to the NineteenthCentury for Every Level ofSocietyBy: Leventon, Melissa (EDT)646.478 R: CostumingMade Easy: How to MakeTheatrical Costumes from Cast-Off ClothingBy: Rogers, Barb792.026 L: Costume and Make UpBy: Holt, Michael792.027 S: Stage & Screen Makeup: A Practical Reference for Actors,Models, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Stage Managers, and DirectorsBy: Hall, Kit792.027 S: Stage & Screen Hairstyles: A Practical Reference forActors, Models, Hairstylists, Photographers, Stage Managers &DirectorsBy: Spencer, Kit792.6 L: Costumes and MakeupBy: Lau, Doretta
  • 5. Stagecraft and Set DesignBooks on all technical aspects of the theater, including design, construction andlighting, can be found on the library’s third floor under the call number 792.025.You will find the following books on the subject here in the Swinehart collection: 751.75 C: Scenic Art For The Theatre: History, Tools, And Techniuqes By: Crabtree, Susan; Beudert, Peter 792.025 H: Stage Design and Properties By: Holt, Michael 792.025 L: Stagecraft 1: A Complete Guide to Backstage Work By: Lord, William H. 792.025 S: Practical Guide to Stage Lighting By: Shelley, Steven Louis 792.025 T: Scenic Art and Construction: A Practical Guide By: Troubridge, Emma; Blaikie, Time 792.6 B: Scenery and Set Design By: Bailey, Diane 792.6 B: Stage Management and Production By: Bailey, Diane 792.6 B: Lighting By: Bringle, Jennifer
  • 6. Stage Management andDirectingBooks on stage management and directing will be found on the library’s thirdfloor; directing can be found under the call number 792.023. Stage managementcan be found under the call number 792.06. You will find the following books onthe subject here in the Swinehart collection:792.023 B: Stage Directing: A Practical GuideBy: Baldwin, Chris792.023 M: Directing a PlayBy: McCaffery, Michael792.023 M: Stage Management and TheatreAdministrationBy: Menear, Pauline792.023 P: Stage Management: The Essential HandbookBy: Pallin, Gail792.068 K: Back Stage Guide to Stage Management: Traditional andNew Methods for Running a Show from First Rehearsal to LastPerformanceBy: Thomas, Kelly A.792.6 B: DirectingBy: Bezdecheck, BethanyHistoryBooks on the history of theater can be found on the library’s third floor under thecall number 792.09. For the history of the musical, look under the call number
  • 7. 782.14. You will find the following books on the subject here in the Swinehartcollection:782.1 J: Our Musicals, Ourselves: A Social History of the AmericanMusical TheaterBy: Jones, John Bush782.14 B: Broadway Musicals: The 101 Greatest Shows of All TimeBy: Bloom, Ken; Vlastnik, Frank; Orbach, Jerry (FRW)792 S: How Does the Show Go On?By: Schumacher, Thomas; Kurtti, Jeff792.609 M: Strike Up the Band: A New History of Musical TheatreBy: Miller, Scott809.2 M: The Fireside Companion to the TheaterBy: Mordden, EthanMonologues and Scenes
  • 8. All plays, scenes and books on writing and playwrights are shelved in the 800’s inthe Dewey Decimal system. Nearly all the books under this call number in theNew Rochelle Public Library can be found on our second floor. Books containingmonologues and scenes can be found under the call number 808.82 (although youmay also find some on the third floor under 792.08). You will find the followingbooks on the subject here in the Swinehart collection:808.82 W: Oberon Book of ModernMonologues for MenBy: Weate, Catherine (EDT)808.82 W: Oberon Book of ModernMonologues for WomenBy: Weate, Catherine (EDT)808.824 A: Actors Choice: Scenes forTeensBy: Pizzarello, Jason (EDT) 808.824 A: Monologues for Teens By: Detrick, Erin (EDT); Schwabe, Kate (FRW)812.5 S: Sensational Scenes for Teens: The Scene Studyguide for Teen Actors By: Stevens, Chambers 812.54 P: Love and Stuff: Monologues for Teenage Girls By: Pomerance, Susan 812.54 P: More Monologues for Teenage Girls By: Pomerance, Susan 812.54 S: Short & Sweet: Skits for Student Actors By: Scriven, Maggie 812.54 S: Magnificent Monologues for Teens: The Teens Monologue Source for Every Occasion By: Stevens, Chambers
  • 9. 812.6 A: Comedy Scenes For Student Actors By: Allen, Laurie 812.6 A: Acting Out: Scenes & Monologues From Theatre Direct Productions for Youth By: Theatre Direct Canada (EDT) 812.6 P: Real: Scenes and Monologues for Urban Youth By: Pannell, LynnPlays
  • 10. Plays and collections of plays can be found in numerous areas of the 800’s,depending on where the playwright was from. American drama can be foundunder the call number 812. British drama can be found under the call number 822.Greek classics will be found under the call number 880. Critical works on theparticular playwright will be shelved alongside his or her plays. You will find thefollowing collections of plays here in the Swinehart collection:812.54 F: Zap: A PlayBy: Fleischman, Paul812.54 O: Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre andPerformanceBy: Svich, Caridad (EDT); Marrero, Maria Teresa (EDT)812.608 F: The Fire This Time: African American Plays for the 21stCenturyBy: Elam, Harry Justin (EDT); Alexander, Robert (EDT)812.608 P: Plays from the Boom Box Galaxy: Theater From The Hip-Hop GenerationBy: Euell, Kim (EDT); Alexander, Robert (EDT)862.708 M: Mexican PlaysBy: Dodgson, Elyse (EDT); Moncada, Luis Mario (INT)Playwriting
  • 11. Books on the art of playwriting can be found on the library’s second floor underthe call number 808.2. You will find the following books on the subject here inthe Swinehart collection:808.2 E: How Plays Work: A Practical Guide to PlaywritingBy: Edgar, David808.2 H: Art & Craft of PlaywritingBy: Hatcher, Jeffrey808.2 P: You Can Write a Play!By: Polsky, Milton E.Shakespeare
  • 12. There is only one person so important to the worlds of literature and drama thathe merits his own special call number: William Shakespeare. All works by orabout Shakespeare are under the call number 822.33 on the library’s second floor.Within this call number, books are alphabetical by author, with all of his plays,works and monologues under “S” (critical works will often have a “Z” in the callnumber as well). You will find the following Shakespeare books here in theSwinehart collection: 822.33 S: Soliloquy! The Shakespeare Monologues By: Earley, Michael; Keil, Philippa 822.33 S: Soliloquy! The Shakespeare Monologues: Women By: Earley, Michael 822.33 S: Shakespeare Monologues for Men: The Good Audition Guides By: Dixon, Luke (EDT) 822.33 S: Shakespeare Monologues for Women By: Dixon, Luke (EDT) 822.33 S: More Scenes from Shakespeare: Twenty Cuttings for Acting and Directing Practice By: Shakespeare, William; Wilson, Michael822.33 S: Scenes from Shakespeare: Fifteen Cuttings for the Classroom By: Wilson, Michael (EDT)822.33 ZB: Shakespeare A to Z: The Essential Reference to His Plays, His Poems, His Life and Times, and More By: Boyce, Charles; White, David Allen Additional Resources