Play Review Basics
When trying to locate play reviews, it is important to know when the play opened as reviews almost always appear after a play opens.
For scholarly criticism or analysis of a play, please consult the Find Articles section of the Theatre LibGuide
If you are looking for a more recent play, try using a database such as Academic Search Complete or Lexis Nexis. You are more likely to locate a review in one of the previously mentioned databases if your play was produced after 1980. In the event that you require additional information or your play does not appear, consult the other resources described herein.
Below is a sample list of reference materials for locating reviews of a play. All materials are located in the reference collection, Thomas Cooper Library Main Floor. Please don't hesitate to Ask a Librarian if you need further assistance.
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