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Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Call Number: E-Book (ebrary)
A comprehensive guide to the American stage from its beginnings to the present. Includes information about playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and more. Covers classic works and commercially successful plays. Also includes entries on foreign figures that have influenced American dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter).
Critical Survey of Drama by
Call Number: Reference PN1625 .C68 2003
Provides in-depth essays on major dramatic writers and their works, featuring biographical and critical information, lists of works authored, and bibliographical references to other relevant sources of information.
Contemporary Dramatists by
Call Number: Reference PN1625 .V5 1993
Provides biographical sketches of living British and American playwrights.
Call Number: Reference PN1601 .D59
Provides critical commentaries on dramatic works of enduring popular appeal for students of theatre and literature. Volumes published since 2008 are available through Literature Criticism Online
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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
America's foremost publisher of theatre and cinema books. Books range from biographies of film and theatre luminaries, to playscripts, librettos, monologue books, and explorations of film and theatre history. Applause also publishes the long-running Screen World and Theatre World annuals as well as the Best American Short Plays series, and the Playbill Broadway Yearbooks.
Theatre Communications Group Bookstore
Offers a variety of books, including play scripts and educational titles.