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The reference collection contains many works that will provide quick information on Drama and Theater. The list below is intended only as suggestion for the types of materials that you will find:
822.9109 B457 Contemporary Women Dramatists. Detroit: Saint James Press, 1994.
822.9109 V786 1999 Contemporary Dramatists. 6th ed. Detroit: Saint James Press, 1999. “Provides biographical and bibliographic information and brief critical essays on some of the world’s most important English-language dramatists.” [preface].
Ref 809.2 M178 McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984. An International reference work in 5 volumes.
Ref 792.05 T340 Theatre World. Milwaukee, WI: Applause Theatre & Cinema. The definitive annual pictorial and statistical record of the American theatre. (older years in Off-Site-Storage).
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To find a single work or a collection BY an author, first try searching by the AUTHOR’S last name. If that doesn't work, try searching by KEYWORD or TITLE:
- Ibsen, Henrik author search to browse a list of all works by an author or playwright
- A doll's house title search
To find works about a playwright, such as general criticism, criticism of a specific work, or biographies, search the playwright's name as a SUBJECT.
- Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906 subject search to browse a list of all works about an author
- Ibsen, Henrik, 1828-1906 – Criticism and interpretation subject search for general criticism about an author
Other samples of Subject searches include:
- Dramatists – 20th century – Biography
- Realism in literature
- Modernism (Literature)
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The accepted citation style for dance is MLA (Modern Language Association) style which is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. For help citing use the MLA Style Guide from SMC Library and the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (7th ed.).
Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer back to your ENGL 3, 4 and 5 writing manuals. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.
- Writing and Composition: Custom Edition for Saint Mary's College ENGL 003 and 004 (call #808.042 Sa24
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
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