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Suggested Reference Sources:
Cambridge History of British Theatre / REF PN 2581 C36 2006 (vol. 1 Origins to 1660 , vol. 21660-1895)
Cambridge Guide to Theatre / REF PN 2035 C27 1995
Oxford Companion to Theatre / REF PN 2035 O98 1983
Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre REFPN 2035 C65 2002
World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre PN 2189 W67
Oxford Companion to American Theatre REF PN 2220 B6 1984
Selected Theatre Criticism, 1900-1950 REF PN 2277 N5 S44 1985
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MLA International Bibliography
Literature Resource Center
Literature Online (LION) (includes several reference books as well as primary documents and secondary scholarship)
Humanities Index Retrospective
L'Annee Philologique (Ancient Greece and Rome)
Nineteenth Century Collections Online
(For further research you might also use the New York Times or American Periodicals database)
Literature Online (LION) -- contains the full text of selected plays
Early English Books Online (EEBO) -- full text of English language materials from 1473 to 1700
Black Drama: 1850 to the present -- contains the full text of 1,200 plays written by 201 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African disapora countries
QuickSearch will contain links to the full text of some plays, especially those from the 18th century and older.