For broader thematic and historical context searches, try some of the following tools:
This database will give you citations and some full text for theatre-related publications in the popular, professional, and some scholarly literature.
If the initial results after searching your play and playwright feel unwieldy, consider narrowing down by following the link on your play's name in the "Reviews and Products" section.
This is better to do for the production, rather than looking for a heading for your playwright, as their names aren't as consistently listed as headings.
Want to start searching for production reviews? Add the word review to your source. IBTD includes reviews from major theatre review sources like New York Times, Backstage, Variety, Theatre Record, Village Voice, and the New Yorker.
MLA Bibliography is the strongest tool in the library's collection for locating scholarly material on plays. In it, you will find citations for scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations.
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