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Critical Survey of Drama

Encyclopedia of background on playwrights; some information on genre.

PN1625.C68 2003

reader's encyclopedia of world drama

The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama

An older book with comprehensive breadth.

Carrier Reference: PN1625.G3 1969

oxford dictionary of plays

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Gives date and place of first performance.

PN1625.P38 2005


Major Modern Dramatists

Selective contents, but in-depth background.

Carrier Reference: PN1861.M27 1984

encyclopedia of musical theatre

Encyclopedia of the Musical Theatre

Carrier Reference: ML102.M8 G3 2001

grove book of operas

The Grove Book of Operas

Carrier Reference: ML102.O6 N49 2006

billboard illustrated encyclopedia of opera

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Opera

Carrier Reference: ML102.O6 B55 2004

dictionary of heroes

A Dictionary of Heroes, Heroines, Lovers, and Villians in Classical Opera

Music Library Reference: ML102.O6 G55 2004

broadway plays and musicals

Broadway plays and musicals: descriptions and essential facts of more than 14,000 shows through 2007

 PN2277.N5 H573 2009  





Dictionary of Literary Biography

Comprehensive background on dramatists.


Literature Resource Center (Gale)

Background on biography and criticism.




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