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Research Guides@Tufts

Intro to Theatre: Home

Research sources for TPS 0001 Introduction to Theatre

Welcome to my Research Sources page for Intro to Theatre!

Chao Chen, your class research librarian
Email:; Tel: 617• 627• 2057

chao chen  

Producation History / Theatre Reviews in Articles and Books

Sources for production history of a play (performance/stage history) -- an account of significant productions or adaptations of a theatrical work)

I. Scholarly and Trade Journal Articles

More Sources For Current Production Reviews

Magazines, Newspapers, and Companies' Websites

Our most frequently requested newspapers:

From the professionals in the field:

For past theatre reviews

Historical Magazines and Newspapers

II. JumboSearch for Books   

Note: The samples provided here may be classical plays, but we are actually researching for accounts of significant productions or adaptations, past and current:


Sample findings:


Note: Many of the contemporary plays you are looking at may not have been addressed directly in academic books, yet. However, you can search for books on such topics as "theater and political activism" , "theater and society", and "theater and social change". For examples, these recent titles at Tisch library might be of interests to you:


Note: Worldwide Libraries (also known as WorldCat is still a better place to get a fuller picture of  books on a topic.)