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Secondary Sources and Reviews

Secondary Sources & Locating Reviews

For information on a particular show, consult secondary sources such as these. Books can be found using ALICE; journal articles and reviews through the e-resources listed.

  • Biographies of the playwright or composer
  • Texts of the play (critical introductions and notes often give an account of productions)
  • Websites on the author, the composer, the director, or the work
  • For Broadway production data, search the Internet Broadway Database; for Off-Broadway, the Lortel Archive; for Broadway and Off-Broadway, the Playbill Vault.

For musicals, consult:  Grove Music Online

Reviews and Journal articles via e-resources such as:


Newspapers -  Historical (North America)

Newspapers - Historical International


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