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THR 165: Dramatic Heritage: Study And Analysis Of Plays

Recommended Databases

These databases also include book chapters, conference presentations, and more. 

Search tips:

  • Search multi-word phrases (like play titles) in quotation marks
    • Sample search: “the birthday party” pinter
  • Don't see any articles about your specific play? Try searching for play's author.
  • Don’t see the full text?
    • Click “Get it from UNCW”
    • If the full text doesn’t appear, talk to a librarian about getting it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Start by searching our Quick Article Search:
Limit results to “Scholarly & Peer-Review"


More search options

Didn't find what you were looking for with the quick search (above)? Try these other databases:

Didn't find what you were looking for using the databases listed above? Try the additional article databases listed on the general "Theatre Research Guide."

Recommended Performance Reviews

If allowed by your instructor as a source, the Times (London) and New York Times newspapers (below) are excellent sources for professional reviews of theatre productions.  For other sources of reviews, see the "Performance Reviews" research guide.

Get a Copy of Your Script

If you already have a copy of your script, you can skip this section!

One place to try is "Drama Online," a large database of play scripts available electronically:

Another way to find scripts is to try searching the library catalog:

  • Search by the play's title, or
  • Search by the author (if you haven't picked a specific play yet).

-> Are you a distance education student? Have print books mailed to you.

If the play still  isn't available, you can easily place an interlibrary loan (ILL) request for the book.