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Theater Research Resources: Biographies


Literature Criticism Online -- Includes full-text articles from scholarly journals and literary magazines. Also provides critical essays, work and topic overviews, full-text works, biographies, and more to provide a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements.

Contemporary Dramatists
Call Number: Ref 822.9 C761
Provides brief biographical and bibliographic information for dramatists, and some entries include contact information.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare and Contemporary Dramatists
Call Number: 822.309 C178H 2012

Historical Dictionary of Contemporary American Theater, 1930-2010
Call Number: Ref. 792.0973 F534h 2011
Brief biographies of American actors and actresses

Oxford Companion to American Theatre
Call Number: Ref. 792.0973 B729o3 2004
Covers the American stage from its beginnings to present; includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, and dramatic movements.

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Call Number: Ref 792.03 O98K 2003
International in scope, this 2-volume set includes biographies of theatre personalities

Twentieth-century American Dramatists
Call Number: 812.5 T971G2
A part of the Dictionary of Literary Biography series  which is a bio-bibliographical resource in several volumes and provides biographical and bibliographic information for many dramatists.