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This guide identifies key sources for researching William Shakespeare and his works.

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Production Histories

  • Internet Broadway Database (IBDB).
  • American Theatre Companies, 1749-1887. KNIGHT REF PN2237 .A43 1986
  • American Theatre Companies, 1888-1930. KNIGHT REF PN2256 .A44 1987
  • American Theatre Companies, 1931-1986. KNIGHT REF PN2266 .A54 1989 Provides history of the company and includes listing of productions for each season. Each entry has a bibliography for further research. Use the title index to determine which companies performed particular plays. British Playwrights, 1880-1956: A Research and Production Sourcebook. REF PR736 .B7 1996
  • British Playwrights, 1956-1995: A Research and Production Sourcebook. REF PR736 .B75 1996 Lists first production, runs of significant productions, and important revivals. Summarizes published criticism of the productions. Also includes biographical information, assessment of the playwright's career, archival sources, and bibliographies of primary and secondary sources.
  • The London stage, 1660-1800; a calendar of plays, entertainments & afterpieces, together with casts, box-receipts and contemporary comment. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1960-68. KNIGHT REF PN2592 L65. Basic reference for 18th century theater compiled from newspapers, playbills, and contemporary theatrical diaries.

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