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Theatre & Acting

This is a guide to theatre and acting resources available at Triton College, including books and online resources, as well as resources available on the Internet.

Background Information

“The mission of the theatre, after all, is to change, to raise the consciousness of people to their human possibilities.” – Arthur Miller

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) defines theatre as the, "dramatic performances as a branch of art, or as an institution; the drama. Also, the drama of a particular time or place; dramatic art as a craft, the theatrical profession.


“The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.” - James Dean

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED Online) defines acting as, "to perform (a play, film, or similar dramatic work); to represent (something) dramatically; to act out. Also in extended use: to feign, simulate (a particular emotion, feeling, or personality trait)."

Reference: Dictionaries and Ecyclopedias