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Theatre & Performance Studies Research Guide

Your guide to Theatre & Performance Studies resources in the UM Libraries!

Search Tips (Library Catalog)

If you are looking for books on criticism/reception of a particular play or playwright, use these tips when searching the library catalog:

Search by:

Subject: playwright's name


Subject: Criticism

or, try:

Words Anywhere: "name of play"


Subject: Criticism

Alternative search terms to pair with playwright name or play title:

"Criticism and Interpretation"

"History and Criticism"

Printed Indexes and Collections of Dramatic Criticism, Pre-1900

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Database Resources for Dramatic Criticism Pre-1900 (Primary Sources - Periodicals)

Historic newspaper & periodical collections available online via Database Finder.