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This page outlines the resources for Ray Saraceni's Dramaturgy course. Below are the databases we covered in class as well as additional resources that may be useful in your research. 

Databases for Books and Scholarly Articles: Contains MLA (covered in class) and other sources for finding scholarly peer reviewed criticism. 

Newspapers and Reviews: Contains links to current and historical newspapers, which are excellent resources for finding theatre reviews.

Theatre Specific Databases: Contains databases and reoursces dedicated specifically to a wide range of theatre topics.  Many of these sites contain resources for images of specific plays, reviews, and other information about plays, productions and playwrights. 

Images: Contains databases and resources specificly for images and image sharing, but not limited to theatre.

Organizing & Citing Your Sources: Has links to RefWorks, Zotero, Scrivener, and MLA style guides. 

  Dramaturgical and Theatrical Books

Book List for Theatre 7120-001 Classic Dramaturgy
This is a list of print books compiled as a starting point for dramaturgy students.  It should help to give an idea of the kinds of books available to you and where you can find them in the library.  

Dramaturgy Handbooks: Available on hold at the library's front desk under course number 7020, for Dr. Phillips. 

Dramaturgy Student Handbook Which can be downloaded as a PDF. 

 Databases for Books and Scholarly Articles

 Newspapers & Reviews

 Theatre Specific Databases


  Course Required Readings

  Organizing & Citing Your Sources

Remember, for more resources you can always check the Theatre Subject Guide.

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Team Leader- Humanities II, Subject Librarian for English Literature and Theatre
Falvey Library, Villanova University
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Villanova , PA , 19085
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Last Modified: Friday, August 21st, 2015