Dramaturgical and Theatrical Books

Book List
This is a list of print books compiled as a starting point for dramaturgy students.  It should help to give an idea of the kinds of books available to you and where you can find them in the library however, this list is not exhaustive. 

Dramaturgy Handbooks: Available on hold at the library's front desk.

The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy (eBook)

Dramaturgy Student Handbook Which can be downloaded as a PDF. 


Alternative Canon To 1945
Non-Western plays, plays by Black, Indigenous, people of color, by women and by queer writers up to 1945.

Dismantling Anti-Black Linguistic Racism in Shakespeare: A Field Guide
This guide is written by a non-Black theatre artist and educator for non-Black theatre artists and educators. I hope it can also be a resource for all artists when working on Shakespeare’s plays. Black lives matter. And words matter. Words can do harm. It is time we stop harming Black people with our words.

Guidance Document for Creating Trans-Affirming Theatre Spaces
This document was compiled by Cole Alvis (they/them), Samson Bonkeabantu Brown (he/him), Rhiannon Collett (they/them), Emma Frankland (she/her), Cassandra James (she/her), Beric Manywounds (they/them), and Subira Wahogo (they/them) during a Lab investigation called Toward a Trans Canon, which took place at the Stratford Festival of Canada in August 2019. When you hire people to be themselves, bring their own lived experiences, and represent their communities, additional care is required.