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Theatre Research Guide: Reviews

Finding Theatre Performance and Play Reviews

To get the best results, search for:

  • name of the play in quotes; and
  • set a date period around the time of the play's publication or performance.

Literature Resource Center

Choose Reviews & News as the content type and search by title of the work.  Check the box to limit to peer-reviewed publications to eliminate results from popular magazines.

MLA Bibliography

Find analysis of works here, not performance reviews.  Search by title in quotes.  You may also limit by publication date.

Humanities Full Text

Choose Entertainment Review as the document type and search by title of the work.  Limit results to Scholarly (peer-reviewd) Journals to eliminate results from popular magazines.

To find reviews prior to 1984, use the Humanties and Social Science Retrospective.