Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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D Biography, Literature and Literary studies
Use all D* codes for: specialist and general adult titles. DO NOT USE: code ‘D’ itself, but select specific categories from section D*. Use all D* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular STYLE 6*, PLACE 1*, LANGUAGE 2* or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers
DD Plays, playscripts
Use all DD* codes with: PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3*, STYLE 6* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant; appropriate codes, including FX* codes, may be added after DD* codes to indicate specific central themes or topics in drama and theatre. DO NOT USE: Qualifiers to indicate when or where the work was published.
See also: ATFD Film scripts and screenplays, ATJD Television screenplays, scripts and performances, ATLD Radio plays, scripts and performances
DDA Classic and pre-20th century plays
DDC Modern and contemporary plays (c 1900 onwards)
DDL Comedic plays
Class here: farce, entremés. Use for: different traditions of comedic theatre
1.2 1.4
DDT Tragic plays
Class here: tragedies, revenge tragedy
1.2 1.3
DDV Monologues / Duologues 1.4

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