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Hunting for specific sources: Literature & drama sources

reviews, company info, pro/con, etc.

Online Play Reviews in New York Times


  1. Type in the name of the play and search the headlines, lead paragraphs and terms.
  2. Change the date range to all available years or to dates that match the years of the production that you're interested in.
  3. If too many results appear, add the term "Theater Reviews" to the search.

Play Reviews in New York Times Index

Plays produced before 1980 can be searched under the term "Theater" in the New York Times Index (1851 to present) in the reference area of the library.  Citations from the index can be used to locate the full text article on microfilm.

Finding Monologues

  • Search for the term "monologues" in the library catalog.

  • On the top floor of the library, browse through the call number section -- 808.8245  -- for books on monologues.

Drama Criticism