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Theatre Research Resources: Reference Resources

Literary Criticism Series'

The Literature Resource Center contains the full text of over a dozen literary criticism series', as well as other literary reference sources and journal articles.  These series' include excellent biographies, overviews, and synopses which will help orient you during your study of a particular play, playwright, or time period.

  • Children's Literature Review
  • Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (CMLC)
  • Contemporary Authors (CA)
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism (CLC)
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography (DLB)
  • Drama Criticism (DC)
  • Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 (LC)
  • Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism (NCLC)
  • Poetry Criticism (PC)
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism (TCLC)
  • Shakespearean Criticism (SC)
  • Short Story Criticism (SSC)

Reference Resources

Use Reference Resources to get background information on a play, actor, playwright, theme or terminology. Many of these sources include bibliographies which list additional books and journal articles that would be useful for further research on the topic.

All Reference materials are shelved on Wilson 4. These are selections from the available resources:

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