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For information on playwrights, we have reference literature resources, both print and online.
(1) Go to GALILEO.
(2) Click on “Databases A-Z”
(4) Do a “Named Author” search for your playwright (e.g., “Philip Barry”).
Consult the index in the back of the last volume to locate your playwright.
To find books (both biographical and critical) about playwrights or other authors, you can do a “Subject” search on the ONLINE LIBRARY CATALOG:
Other resources that may be useful:
· Current Biography Yearbook (REF CT 100 .C8) for playwrights active since 1940
· American National Biography (REF E 176 .D58) for American playwrights who died before 2000
· Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (REF DA 28 .D577 2004) for British playwrights
Note that you’ll often find interviews with playwrights cited in bibliographies in reference books such as the Dictionary of Literary Biography (see example below). Use the Journal Locator to track down interviews in magazines or newspapers, or ask a librarian.
We have Cambridge Companions on the following playwrights; you’ll find other books on the same authors nearby on the shelf.