This guide to stagecraft includes representative titles for the following areas: acting; auditions and portfolios;costume design and makeup; directing; stage design, lighting, and sound; stage management. Most of the stagecraft books are located in the Fondren Library with a smaller collection housed in the Brown Fine Arts Library. The general call number range for technical theater is: PN2053 - PN2091; the history of costumes, fashion, dress, and clothing spans GT505 - GT1741; costume design, fashion designers, various aspects of fashion are found in TT502 - TT667.
Blumenfeld, Robert. Stagecraft: Stanislavsky and External Acting Techniques. Milwaukee, WI: Limelight Editions c2011.
PN2062 .B65 2011
Hagen, Uta. A Challenge for the Actor. New York, NY: Scribner's, c1991.
Art PN2061 .H27 1991
Harold, Madd. The Actor's Guide to Performing Shakespeare. Hollywood, CA: Lone Eagle, 2002.
PR3091 .H38 2002
Krasner, David. An Actor's Craft: the Art and Technique of Acting. Basingstoke; New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
PN2061 .K65 2012
O'Brien, Nick. Stanislavski in practice : exercises for students. London; New York: Routledge, 2011.
PN2062 .O27 2011
Stanislavski, Constantin. An Actor Prepares. New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1948.
PN2065 .A64 1948
Stanislavski, Constantin. Creating a role. New York: Routledge, c1989.
PN2062 .S7513 1989
Cohen, Darren. The Complete Professional Audition: A Commonsense Guide to Auditioning for Musicals and Plays. New York: Backstage Books, 2005.
Music PN2080 .C644 2005
Jaen, Rafael. Show case: developing, maintaining, and presenting a design-tech portfolio for theatre and allied fields. Waltham, MA : Focal Press, c2012.
PN2091 .S8 J33 2012
Black, George. Contemporary Stage Directing. Forth Worth, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, c1991.
Art PN2053 .B525 1991
Hodge, Francis. Play Directing, Analysis, Communication, and Style. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1994.
PN2053 .H6 1994
Peithman, Stephen. The Stage Directions Guide to Directing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1999.
PN2053 .S74 1999
Bond, Daniel. Stage Management: A Gentle Art. London: A & C Black, 1998
PN2085 .B57 1998
Schneider, Doris. The Art and Craft of Stage Management. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1997
Art PN2085 .S36 1997
Anderson, Barbara. Costume Design. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, c1999.
TT507 .A66 1999
Ingraham, Rosemary. Costume Technician's Handbook. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2003. 3rd edition.
Art TT507 .I47 1992
Swinfield, Rosemarie. Stage Makeup: Step-by-step. Cincinnati, Ohio: Betterway Books, c1994.
PN2068 .S9 1994
A Visual history of costume. London: Batsford; New York: Drama Book Publishers, 1983-1986.
 The fourteenth & fifteenth centuries / Margaret Scott.--  The sixteenth century / Jane Ashelford.--  The seventeenth century / Valerie Cumming.--  The eighteenth century / Aileen Ribeiro.--  The nineteenth century / Vanda Foster.--  The twentieth century / Penelope Byrde.
GT733 .V57 1983 v.1-v.6
Brockett, Oscar G. Making the scene: a History of Stage Design and Technology in Europe and the United States. San Antonio, Tex. : Tobin Theatre Arts Fund, 2010.
PN2091 .S8 B6755 2010
Fraser, Neil. Lighting and Sound. Oxford [England]: Phaidon, 1988.
PN2091.E4 F7 1988
Gillette, J. Michael. Theatrical Design and Production: an Introduction to Scene Design and Construction, Lighting, Sound, Costume, and Makeup. 4th edition. Mountain View, Calif.: Mayfield Pub. Co. 2000.
PN2085 .G5 2000
Holloway, John. Illustrated Theatre Production Guide. Burlington, MA: Focal Press/Elsevier, 2010.
Art PN2085 .H64 2010
Holt, Michael. Stage Design and Properties. Oxford [England]: Phaidon, 1988.
Art PN2091.S8 H65 1988
Keller, Max. Light fantastic: the Art and Design of Stage Lighting. Munich; New York: Prestel, c1999.
PN2091 .E4 K45 1999
Reid, Francis. The Handbook of Stage Lighting. New York: Routledge, 2001.
PN2091 .E4 R4 2001
Sweet, Harvey. Handbook of Scenery, Properties, and Lighting. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, c1989.
Art PN2091.S8 S86 1989 v.1 -2