The following are located in the Woodson Research Center on the first floor of Fondren.
A collection of original restoration and 18th century British play scripts of which 185 are by William Shakespeare.
To search this collection use the Classic Catalog's advanced search option. In the "Location" field select WRC-AXSON from the drop-down menu. Add any other relevant search terms (such as authors, subjects, etc.) to further limit the search within the Axson Collection.
These promptbooks are digitized versions of the original copies of plays used by Shakespeare performers since the 1600s. They reveal the notes, abridgements and general approaches of theatrical interpreters and how those changed over time.
Shakespeare and the Stage: The Prompt Books (microfilm)
Prompt books used in productions of Shakespeare plays from the 17th through the 20th century.
Location: Library Service Center (LSC) See below.
Series one: Prompt books from the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C. PR3091 .S43
Series two: Prompt books from the Harvard Theatre Collection PR3091 .S432
Series three: Prompt books and related materials from the Shakespeare Library, Birmingham PR3091 .S433
Series four: Prompt books from the Shakespeare Centre Library, Stratford-upon-Avon PR3091 .S434
The Library Service Center (LSC) is an off-campus shelving facility. If you find a book or journal with the location listed as LSC, click on "place hold" and type in your net I.D. and password. Your requested item will be brought to Fondren and you can pick it up at the Circulation Desk.