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Finding literary criticism
Literature Resource Center This link opens in a new window
Criticism and interpretation of plays, novels, poetry and short stories; and biographical essays on more than 100,000 authors.
MLA International Bibliography This link opens in a new window
Scholarly articles in literature and linguistics, including books, essay collections, conference proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Dates: 1926-present.
Finding reviews of productions: The New York Times
- First, find out when the play premiered on Broadway.
- SMC offers a free subscription to the online New York Times to every student, faculty, and staff member -- so take advantage of this and sign up for your account!
- Then, use the New York Times online to search for the title of the play. You'll get a lot of results!
- Use the "Date Range" function on the left-hand side of the results page to limit your result to the specific year that the play was premiered in New York. That way, you'll find reviews of the original production, not any newer revivals.
- Ask A Librarian if this doesn't work, or if you need help!
Finding reviews of productions: Additional options
Academic Search Ultimate This link opens in a new window
Use this to find reviews in other newspapers and magazines.
MasterFILE Complete This link opens in a new window
This database contains full-text access to Variety from 1999 to the present.