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Theater, Film and Television

A guide to theater, film and television research for Kingsborough students.

Finding Books on Acting

Here are the main subject headings for aspects of professional acting. If you are searching in the catalog, try looking under these subject headings or simply using these words in a keyword search. Subject headings with more titles are listed in bold.



Acting Acting -- Auditions Acting -- Study and teaching Acting -- Technique Acting -- Vocational guidance
English language -- Dialects Improvisation (Acting) Method (Acting) Monologues Movement (Acting)
Stage fighting Theatrical makeup Voice Voice culture Voice -- Care and hygiene

Suggested Books on Acting

We have a number of resources for students of acting. A few popular acting titles are below. If you are looking for more titles in OneSearch, try an advanced search with acting in the "Subject" field. If you are looking for career advice on acting, try looking at the Careers in Theater page for more book suggestions. 

If you prefer to browse the shelves, try heading up to the 7th floor and browsing the call numbers PN 2055 - 2073, where most books on acting are located. Many books are also available online -- check the links below to see which titles are also available as ebooks!

Researching the Time Period

In addition to finding books via OneSearch, you may want to use our subscription databases or other online resources to research the time period of your play or musical. Below are a few suggested databases for historical research. 

Voice and Accent Research

There are a number of websites available to help those studying accents. A few selected links are below. 

Web Resources for Actors