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BISAC Subject Headings List, Drama
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Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book. An asterisk (*) denotes a heading that is new for the 2015 Edition.


Use subjects in this section only for dramatic works written for the stage.  Subjects may be used alone (for individual works or collections by one author) or with "DRAMA / Anthologies (multiple authors)".

Critical works should be assigned "LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama" and any other subjects needed in the LITERARY CRITICISM section (and should not be assigned any subjects in the DRAMA section).  Note the existence of the subheading "Shakespeare" in both the DRAMA and LITERARY CRITICISM sections.

Use subjects beginning with "PERFORMING ARTS / Theater" for works on drama as performed on the stage and use "PERFORMING ARTS / Screenplays" for dramatic works written for film or television.

DRA000000 DRAMA / General

DRA011000 DRAMA / African

DRA001000 DRAMA / American / General

DRA001010 DRAMA / American / African American

DRA006000 DRAMA / Ancient & Classical

DRA002000 DRAMA / Anthologies (multiple authors)

DRA005000 DRAMA / Asian / General

DRA005010 DRAMA / Asian / Japanese

DRA012000 DRAMA / Australian & Oceanian

DRAMA / Authorship & Technique see PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / Playwriting

DRA013000 DRAMA / Canadian

DRA014000 DRAMA / Caribbean & Latin American

DRA004000 DRAMA / European / General

DRA003000 DRAMA / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh

DRA004010 DRAMA / European / French

DRA004020 DRAMA / European / German

DRA004030 DRAMA / European / Italian

DRA004040 DRAMA / European / Spanish & Portuguese

DRAMA / History & Criticism see LITERARY CRITICISM / Drama


DRA018000 DRAMA / Medieval

DRA015000 DRAMA / Middle Eastern

DRAMA / Monologues see PERFORMING ARTS / Monologues & Scenes

DRA008000 DRAMA / Religious & Liturgical

DRA016000 DRAMA / Russian & Former Soviet Union

DRA010000 DRAMA / Shakespeare

DRA019000 DRAMA / Women Authors


If your title does not have subject content, i.e. a blank book, please use the Non-Classifiable term below. Otherwise, use the Subject/General term in the closest descriptive area. NON000000 NON-CLASSIFIABLE

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