John A. Degen Resource Room

Welcome to the official page of the John A. Degen Resource Room at the School of Theatre at Florida

The Degen Resource Room was established through a gift from the late Dr. John A. Degen, a theatre scholar and professor at the FSU School of Theatre. In addition to his private collection of books, manuscripts, personal works, music, and teaching materials, Professor Degen also provided the funds for creating a resource room to house this burgeoning collection.

Operating as usual


Our book display this month is books of monologues for auditions! Come in and check us out! Or listen to a record on the AV equipment in the media room.


Went to see Six on Broadway last week. What are you checking out this summer?


We are working on a large project this summer. Hundreds of playbills are being added to our
Incredible Playbill collection. Did you know our oldest playbill goes back to 1893?! We also accept playbill donations!


Happy Pride month! Come check out one of our many LGBTQ+ books!


Here is just a sample of our many new diverse books in the library.


Come check out our book display for Pride Month!


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Need a play this semester or a quiet place to study? Come check us out in the FAB!


We are now 75% operational. We are able to check out most books now. By the end of the week we should be fully operational. Come on in!


The Degen will be open for finals week!!


Only Script In Shakespeare's Handwriting Urges Compassion For Migrants

Currently on loan at the Folger!


Wanted: Your Happiest Theatre Memory for Kelli O'Hara's "Theatre In Our Schools" Campaign Remember the ice bucket challenge? The 2013-14 viral campaign to raise awareness (and money) for the disease ALS. Well, the Educational Theatre Association has a plan for what it hopes will be a similar campaign—and you won't even need to get wet.


Catharsis and Asian American Identity in 'Allegiance' Elyse Martin on Asian American identity and the lessons of the new musical 'Allegiance.'


Being Aaron Burr: An Exercise In Empathy The moment he looked at an American villain and saw a human being, Leslie Odom Jr.'s life changed. The Hamilton star looks back on a career-making year in the biggest show on Broadway.


Broadway Is Getting Another Theater, Its 41st

!! A British theater magnate has acquired a long-term lease to the Hudson Theater, on West 44th Street, just east of Broadway, owned by Millennium Hotels and Resorts.


George Takei Debuts On Broadway In 'Allegiance' Inspired by Takei's own childhood experiences, the musical spotlights a dark era in American history: The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.


'Hamilton' is saving NYC's education system ‘Hamilton” is on a roll. Amazingly, the cast recording from a Broadway musical about the nation’s first treasury secretary is near the top of the rap/hip-hop charts. Billboard gave its soundtrack i...


A New Kind Of Tragic Prince In 'King Charles III'


Home | Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Tickets available soon! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child officially opens at the Palace Theatre London in July 2016 with preview performances from late May 2016.


'Spring Awakening' Returns To Broadway — In Sign Language

How cool is this?! The hit musical only closed six years ago, and now it's back, in a well-reviewed revival featuring hearing and deaf actors, who sing and sign during the performance.


Brian Friel: Famed playwright dies aged 86 - BBC News Acclaimed playwright Brian Friel dies after a long illness


First Listen: Cast Recording, 'Hamilton'

If you haven't had a listen yet, you should! Don't call Hamilton unlikely: Lin-Manuel Miranda's lauded musical about the life of the Founding Father is Broadway crafted by an artist who knows rap to be our cultural lingua franca.


Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies At 89

If you haven't read his great play, you can find it in the Degen. Frank D. Gilroy, who won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award and a Drama Critic's Circle Award for The Subject Was Roses, died on Saturday. The play is about a World War II veteran returning home from war.


Broadway's Big 10: Top Colleges Currently Represented on Currently Running Shows What does it take to land a Broadway show? Hard work, talent, luck – all backed up by a good education. As part of's Back to School week ( ), we have combined our past Schools of the Stars features that track where major members of the cast and creative team on…


LES MISERABLES Welcomes Youngest and First African-American Jean Valjean in Broadway History LES MISERABLES history was made this week when a 21-year-old African-American actor went on as Jean Valjean.


Mother with the Hat: Is the title a blessing or curse? - BBC News

From Broadway to the National! Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis talks about the swear word in the title of his play at the National Theatre and about winning the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to open in 2016 - BBC News JK Rowling announces the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London's West End next year.


'Grand Illusion' Exhibit Lifts Curtain On The Secrets Of Setting The Stage

New Theatrical Design exhibit at the Library of Congress! Check it out- An exhibit at the Library of Congress is devoted to the art of theatrical design. Drawings, sketches, watercolors, posters and scale models reveal how magic and spectacle are achieved before our eyes.


Phyllis R. Klotman, Scholar and Archivist of African-American Cinema, Dies at 90

The Degen Resource Room celebrates the life of this extraordinary archivist: Professor Klotman, an emeritus professor in the department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington, established the Black Film Center/Archive.


The Degen catalog will be down for maintenance this afternoon beginning at 3:00. It should be back online this evening by 9:00.


The hours for the Degen for fall 2014 are M-F 9:00-5:00. Stop in and meet our new librarian!


Reminder: You MUST return any items you have checked out by 1 PM TOMORROW or a hold will be placed on your account until the items are returned.


We ARE open this week, so come on over if you're in need of a quiet place to study! :)


Welcome back, students! Now that classes have started, we are once again open 9 AM-6 PM, Monday-Friday.


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Richard G. Fallon.

Even though he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who knew him.


To grow our collection of plays, we need your help. Please suggest any plays that you feel should be added to the collection.


Welcome back students! The Degen is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm. Stop on by!


The Degen Resource Room will be closed on Monday, November 12. We will be open on Tuesday, the 13th at 9 am. Stop on by and see us.


Come by the Degen! We are open Monday - Friday 9 am to 6 pm.

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