Background Information

More books about the theater, drama, and plays can be found using the Library's catalog.

American Playwrights Since 1945: A Guide to Scholarship, Criticism, and Performance REF PS 350. D 7 A 53 1989
Cambridge Guide to American Theatre REF PN 2221. C 37 2009
Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre REF PN 2860. E 53 2007
Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater REF PQ 7082. D 7 E 63 2003
Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre REF ML 102. M 88 G 3 2001
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama REF PN 1625. M 3 1983
Oxford Companion to American Theatre REF PN 2220. B 6 2004
Oxford Dictionary of Plays REF PN 1625. P 38 2005
Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre & Performance REF PN 2035. O 94 2003
Stage Lives REF PN 2205. S 82
Theatre Language REF PN 2035. B 6 1976

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database contains articles on theatrical productions, playwrights, actors, directors, reviews, and much more.
International Index to the Performing Arts
Search through hundreds of performing arts journals and magazines for information about acting, theater criticism, stage production, and more.
JSTOR is an online archive of older journals and magazines and can be used to find theater criticism and other articles about the performing arts.
MLA International Bibliography
This database is a key resource for finding criticism and analysis of plays.
Project Muse
Project Muse is an online archive of humanities journals, and contains dozens of theater and literary criticism periodicals.

Web Resources

Use this resource to locate plays inside of anthologies.
McCoy's Guide to Theater and Performance Studies
This extensive list of links includes sites about acting, staging, plays and playwrights, arts management, and more.
New Dramatists
Use this combined directory and library to find plays by new writers. Online full text is not available.
Theater History
This site contains introductory histories of theater and performance, links to full text plays, playwright biographies, and more.
Theater Resources: National Endowment for the Arts
This site is a nearly comprehensive list of Internet sources on actors' associations, stagecraft, costuming, theater research, international theater, musical theater, and more.