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Theatre Research Resources: Journals and Reviews

Performance Reviews

  • IIPA-International Index to the Performing Arts
    (Search; select from Document Type; select Theater Review, Favorable, Mixed or Unfavorable) reviews in scholarly journals, newspapers, trade publications and magazines
  • LexisNexis Academic
    (Guided Search; Arts and Sports News; Book, Movie, Music & Play Reviews, etc.) reviews in newspapers
  • National Theatre Critics' Reviews (formerly New York theatre Critics' Reviews)
    Ref PN2000 N76 (indexes are in the back by year)
  • New York Times Theater Reviews
    Ref PN 1581 N41 (indexes in back for title, personal name, corporate name [festivals, theaters])
  • ProQuest
    (Advanced Search; More Search Options; Document Type - choose Review-Theater Review) reviews in magazines, scholarly journals, and newspapers

For current reviews, browse the Theatre journals in Current Periodicals in the ZSR Library, Wilson 4.

Locating Journals


Find out if the Library subscribes to the journal you need through the journals page. If we subscribe to the journal, the catalog will display information regarding print and/or electronic versions of the journal. You can also use the "subject browse" feature to view journals by subject (selected journals only).

Remember, if Reynolds Library doesn't have a journal (or book) you need, request it via Interlibrary Loan. Current theatre periodicals are located in the Reference Department, and are arranged alphabetically by title.

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