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Cambridge Companions Complete Collection This link opens in a new window
Includes the Cambridge Companions to: Medieval English Theatre, Harold Pinter, Victorian and Edwardian Theatre, and more.
Library Catalog This link opens in a new window
A subset of Library Search that finds only materials owned by SMU Libraries, such as books, journals, movies, etc.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
The Modern Language Association's index to literature. Search MLA to find literary criticism, book reviews, and just about anything relating to communication.
Performing Arts Periodicals Database This link opens in a new window
Multidisciplinary information resource designed specifically for the performing arts.
Play Index This link opens in a new window
Index to more than plays written from Antiquity to the present; includes mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama.
ProQuest One Literature This link opens in a new window
Literary criticism, authors' biographies, reference resources with citations
Background & Reference Information
Oxford Dictionary of Plays
Provides essential information on the 1000 best-known, best-loved, and most important plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of title, author, date of composition, date of first performance, genre, setting, and the composition of the cast, and more. A synopsis of the plot and a brief commentary, perhaps on the context of the play, or the reasons for its enduring popularity, follow.
Sample Library of Congress Subject Terms
Shows all the records in the library catalog with this subject heading.
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