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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 2016 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

Please note that the BISAC Subject Headings List is governed by the following copyright notice. © 2016, Book Industry Study Group, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of the attached documents may be distributed or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without the express permission of the Book Industry Study Group, Inc.


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