Skip to Main Content

Plays & Playwrights: Home

Resources for researching plays and playwrights.


Welcome to the subject guide for plays and playwrights! This guide is designed to introduce you to the major primary and secondary sources the JMU Libraries have for researching plays. Use the tabs above to find specific types of sources. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Find Reference Sources: Research guides, dictionaries & thesauri, encyclopedias & handbooks, and biographies specific to the study of plays.
  • Find Critical Articles: Major databases and indexes for finding criticism and scholarly journal articles.
  • Find Primary Sources: Resources for locating playscripts.
  • Find Reviews: Resources and tips for locating current and historic performance reviews.
  • More English Resources: Additional resources specific to other periods of English and American Literature, world literatures in English, genres, and the English language and linguistics.

Theatre and Dance Liaison

Profile Photo
Brian Flota
MSC 1706
Burruss Hall 016