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Search ALEPH, our online catalog, for books and media containing criticism of specific playwrights. Search under "Subject begins with", entering the playwright's last name, and then first name. Look for the subheading "Criticism and interpretation."
Example: Shakespeare, William - Criticism and interpretation
Drama Criticism - Reference Books
Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama
Call Number: REF PN1861 .C65 2007
Critical survey of drama
Call Number: REF PR623 .C75 2003
Call Number: REF PN 1601 .D59
Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 4-8 dramatists by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.
Guide to American Drama Explication
Call Number: REF PS 332 .O8 1995
Identifies journal articles and books conttaining literary criticism on American playwrights.
Drama for Students
Call Number: REF PN1701.D73
Masterplots II, Drama Series
Call Number: REF PN 6112.5 .M37 1990
Masterplots II: Drama covers plays by important 20th century playwrights.
Drama Criticism - individual authors
The Heroic Temper
Call Number: PA4417 .K55 1964
This approach to Sophoclean drama is both historical and critical; the universal and therefore contemporary appeal of the plays is to be found not by slighting or dismissing their historical context, but by an attempt to understand it all in its complexity. "The play needs to be seen as what it was, to be understood as what it is."
Call Number: PR2807 .B617 2003
Hamlet: Poem Unlimited is Bloom's attempt to uncover the mystery of both Prince Hamlet and the play itself, how both prince and drama are able to break through the conventions of theatrical mimesis and the representation of character, making us question the very nature of theatrical illusion.
Call Number: PT8897.W7 T46 1997
This is the first comprehensive study of the women in Ibsen's plays and their relationship to the women in the life and career of the playwright.
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