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Databases for Theater


Find Journal Articles on Theater

Note: To find journal articles on a specific topic in Theater, check the databases listed below. 

Critical Reviews

Drama Criticism

ABELL (Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature) - Indexes monographs, journal articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and dissertations worldwide. Coverage 1920 to the present.

Eddleman, Floyd. American Drama Criticism, interpretations, 1890-1977. 

Adelman, Irving and Rita Dworkin. Modern Drama : A Checklist of Critical Literature on Twentieth Century Plays. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow, 1967.
Breed, Paul F. And Florence M. Snider man. Dramatic Criticism Index: a Bibliography of Commentary on Playwrights from Ibsen to the Avant-Garde. Detroit: Gale Research, 1972. 
Coleman, Arthur and Gary R. Tyler. Drama Criticism. Denver, 1966. 
Literature Criticism Online.  Covers from classic to modern times.  Includes online editions of Contemporary Literary Criticism and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism.

Literature Resource Center.  Contains literature criticism, biographies, work and topic overviews, and more.

(London) Times Literary Supplement Centenary Archive. (1902-1990). A facsimile of the Times Literary Supplement as well as new information on previously anonymous contributors. Influential criticism, essays, and opinions in letters, poems, essays, reviews and articles comprise the archive.

MLA (Modern Language Association) International Bibliography . The most comprehensive source for scholarly work in language and literature. Provides in-depth critical reviews.