Department of English

University of Toronto

14.0 Drama

(see also Annual Bibliographies of Literary Scholarship, Histories of Literature, Biographical Reference Works, and Manuscripts and Archives)

Bailey, Claudia Jean. Guide to Reference and Bibliography for Theatre Research. 2nd ed., rev, and exp. Columbus, OH: Ohio State U Libraries, Publications Committee, 1983. [Z 5781 B15 1983--ROBAREF]
Includes index.

Banham, Martin. The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. Cambridge [England]: Cambridge UP, 1995. [PN 2035 C27 1995--ROBAREF]

Baskin, Ellen. Filmed Books and Plays: A List of Books and Plays from Which Films Have Been Made, 1928-1991. Aldershot, Hampshire: Gower, 1993. [Z 5784 M9E55 1993--ROBAREF]

Best Plays. 1899- . New York: Dodd, Mead, 1920- . [PN 6112 B45]
Title varies.
Index to the Best Plays Series, 1899-1950. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1950. [PN 6112 B45 Index 1899-1950] Index to the Best Plays Series, 1949-1960. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1961. [PN 6112 B45]

Breed, Paul F., and Florence M. Sniderman, eds. Dramatic Criticism Index: A Bibliography of Commentaries on Playwrights From Ibsen to the Avant-Garde. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1972. [Z 5781 B8--ROBAREF]

Carpenter, Charles A. Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism, 1966-1980: An International Bibliography. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1986. [Z 5781 C37 1986]

Evans, James E. Comedy: An Annotated Bibliography of Theory and Criticism. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1987. [Z 5784 C6E94 1987--ROBAREF]

Firkins, Ina Ten Eyck, comp. Index to Plays, 1800-1926. New York: Wilson, 1927. [Z 5781 F5 1927--ROBAREF]

Gifford, Denis. Books and Plays in Films, 1896-1915: Literary, Theatrical and Artistic Sources of the First Twenty Years of Motion Pictures. New York: McFarland, Mansell, 1991. [Z 5784 M9G53 1991--ROBAREF]

International Bibliography of Theatre. 1982- . Ed. Benito Ortolani. New York: Theatre Research Data Center, 1985- . [Z 5 781 I56--ROBAREF]

Keller, Dean H. Index to Plays in Periodicals. Rev. and exp. ed. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979. [Z 5781 K43 1979--ROBAREF]
Continued by: ---. Index to Plays in Periodicals, 1977-1987. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990. [Z 5781 K43 1979 Suppl--ROBAREF]

Logasa, Hannah, and Winnifred Ver Nooy. An Index to One-Act Plays. 1900-1964. 6 vols. Useful Reference Series. 30, 46, 68, 78, 87, and 94. Boston, MA: Faxon, 1924-66. [Z 5781 L83-ROBAREF]

Masterplots II: Drama Series. 4 vols. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem, 1990. [PN 6112.5 N37 1990--VICR]
Available on CD-ROM as part of Masterplots II CD-ROM through MagillOnLiterature.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama; An International Reference Work in Five Volumes. Ed. Stanley Hochman. 2nd ed. 5 vols. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984. [PN 1625 M3 1984--ROBAREF]

Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Between 1900 and 1985. Billie M. Connor and Helene G. Mochedlover. 7th ed., rev. and enl. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1988. [Z 5781 .08 1988--ROBAREF]

Play Index. 1949-. Ed. Dorothy H. West, et al. New York: Wilson, 1953-92. Irregular. [Z 5781 P53--ROBAREF]

Salem, James M. A Guide to Critical Reviews. 3rd ed., parts I and II; 2nd ed., part III; 1st ed., plus suppl., part IV, 4 parts in 6 vols. New York: Scarecrow, 1984. [Z 5781 S 16--ROBAREF]

Samples, Gordon. How to Locate Reviews of Plays and Films: A Bibliography of Criticism from the Beginnings to the Present. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1976. [Z 5781 S19--ROBAREF]

Simons, Linda Keir. The Performing Arts: A Guide to the Reference Literature. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1994. [Z 6935 S56 1994--ROBAREF]

Thomson, Ruth Gibbons. Index to Full Length Plays. 1895-1944. 2 vols. Useful Reference Series, vols. 71 and 85. Boston, MA: Faxon, 1946-56. [Z 5781 T5--ROBAREF]
Continued by: Ireland, Norma Olin. Index to Full Length Plays, 1944 to 1964. Useful Reference Series, no. 92. Boston, MA: Faxon, 1965. [Z 5781 T52--ROBAREF]

Whalon, Marion K. Performing Arts Research: A Guide to Information Source. Performing Arts Information Guide, ser. 1. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976. [Z 6935 W5--ROBAREF]

The World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre. Ed. Don Rubin. 6 vols. London: Routledge, 1994-2000 . [PN 2189 W67 1994-2000--ROBAREF]
6 Volumes: I, Europe; II, Americas; III, Africa; IV, The Arab World; V, Asia/Pacific; VI, Bibliography and Cumulated Index.

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Arnott, James Fullarton, and John William Robinson. English Theatrical Literature. 1559-1900: A Bibliography. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1970. [Z 2014 D7A75-ROBAREF]
Incorporates and supersedes Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature, 1888.

Avery, Emmett L., et al., eds. The London Stage. 1660-1800. 5 parts in 11 vols. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, [1960-68]. [PN 2592 L6--ROBAREF]

Beadle, Richard, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994. [PN 2587 C36--ROBAREF]

Bentley, Gerald Eades. The Jacobean and Caroline Stage. 7 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1941-68. [PN 2592 B4]

Berger, Sidney. Medieval English Drama: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism. Garland Medieval Bibliographies Ser. 2. New York: Garland, 1990. [Z 2014 D7B43 1990--ROBAREF]

Berger, Thomas L., and William C. Bradford. Index of Characters in English Printed Drama to the Restoration. Englewood, CO: Microcard Editions, 1975. [PR 1265.3 B4--ROBAREF]

Cambridge Companion to English Renaissance Drama. Ed. A. R. Braunmuller and Michael Hattaway. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. [PR 651 C36 1990]

Cavenagh, John. British Theatre: A Bibliography, 1901-85. Mottisfront: Motley, 1989. [Z 2014 D7C38 1989--ROBAREF]

Chambers, E. K. The Elizabethan Stage. 4 vols. Rpt. with corr. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1961. [PN 2589 C4 1961]

---. The Mediaeval Stage. 2 vols. Rpt. with corr. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1963. [PN 2152 C4 1963]

Conolly, L. W., and J. P. Wearing. English Drama and Theatre, 1800-1900: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 12. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1978. [Z 2014 D7E534 1978--ROBAREF]

Fiske, Deborah Payne, ed. The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. [PR 691 C35 2000]

Fordyce, Rachel. Caroline Drama: A Bibliographic History of Criticism. 2nd ed. New York: Hall, 1992. [Z 2014 D7F67 1992 ROBAREF]

[Genest, John]. Some Account of the English Stage From the Restoration in 1660 to 1830. 10 vols. Bath: 1832. [PN 2581 G4]

Greg, W. W. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration. 4 vols. London: The Bibliographical Society, 1939-59. [Z 2014 D7G78-ROBAREF]

Harbage, Alfred. Annals of English Drama. 975-1700. 3rd ed. Rev. Sylvia S. Wagonheim. New York: Routledge, 1989. [Z 2014 D7H25 1989-ROBAREF]
Supplemented by: Annals of English Drama 975-1700. Supplement [by] S. Schoenbaum. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 1966. [Z 2014 D7H25 1964 SUPPL.]

Harris, Richard H. Modern Drama in America and England 1950-1970: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 34. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1982. [Z 1231 D7H36--ROBAREF]

Hartnoll, Phyllis, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1983. [PN 2035 H3 1983--ROBAREF]

Howard, Diana. London Theatres and Music Halls, 1850-1950. London: Library Assn., 1970. [PN 2596 L6H595--ROBAREF]

Jackson, Russell, ed. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. [PR 3093 C36 2000]

Lancashire, Ian. Dramatic Texts and Records of Britain: A Chronological Topography to 1588. Studies in Early English Drama 1. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1984. [Z 2014 D7L12 1984--ROBAREF]

Lidman, Mark J. Studies in Jacobean Drama, 1973-1984: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1986. [Z 2014 D7L5 1986--ROBAREF]

Link, Frederick M., ed. English Drama, 1660-1800: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 9. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1976. [Z 2014 D7E533 1976--ROBAREF]

Logan, Terence P., and Denzell S. Smith, eds. The Later Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1978. [Z 2014 D7 L816--ROBAREF]

---, eds. The New Intellectuals: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1977. [Z 2014 D7L817--ROBAREF]

---, eds. The Popular School: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1975. [Z 2014 D7L82--ROBAREF]

---, eds. The Predecessors of Shakespeare: A Survey and Bibliography of Recent Studies in English Renaissance Drama. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1973. [Z 2014 D7L83--ROBAREF]

The London Stage 1800-1900: A Documentary Record and Calendar of Performances. English Department, U of Massachusetts (Amherst).
A partial index of information is available on-line at the London Stage Project homepage:  

Lowenberg, Alfred, comp. The Theatre of the British Isles, Excluding London: A Bibliography. London: Society for Theatre Research, 1950. [Art D.Bb L8274th]

Mikhail, E. H. Contemporary British Drama, 1950-1976: An Annotated Critical Bibliography. London: Macmillan, 1976. [Z 2014 D7M5--ROBAREF]

Mullin, Donald. Victorian Plays: A Record of Significant Productions on the London Stage, 1837-1901. Bibliographies and Indexes in the Performing Arts, no. 4. New York: Greenwood, 1987. [PN 2596 L6 M85 1987]
Records of Early English Drama. 14 vols. to date. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1979- .
Chester. Ed. Lawrence M. Clopper (1979). [PN 2596 C42C4]
York. Ed. Alexandra F. Johnston and Margaret Rogerson. 2 vols. (1979) [PN 2596 Y6Y6]
Coventry. Ed. R. W. Ingram (1981). [PN 2596 C68C68]
Newcastle upon Tyne. Ed. J. J. Anderson (1982). [PN 2596 N48N48]
Norwich, 1540-1642. Ed. David Galloway (1984). [PN 2596 N62N6]
Cumberland, Westmoreland, Gloucestershire. Ed. Audrey Douglas and Peter Greenfield (1986). [PN 2581 C84 1986]
Devon. Ed. John M. Wasson (1986). [PN 2595.5 D4D4 1986]
Cambridge. Ed. Alan H. Nelson. 2 vols. (1989). [PN 2596 C3434 1989]
Herefordshire, Worcestershire. Ed. David N. Klausner (1990). [PN 2595.5 H4H47 1990]
Lancashire. Ed. David George (1991). [PN 2595.5 L35L35 1991]
Shropshire. Ed. J. Alan B. Somerset. 2 vols. (1994) [PN 2595.5 S57S57 1994]
Bristol. Ed. Mark C. Pilkinton (1997). [PN 2596 B75B75 1997X]
Dorset. Ed. Rosalind Conklin Hays and C. E. McGee (1999). Published in one volume with Cornwall. [PN 2595.5 D67D67 1999]
Cornwall. Eds. Sally L. Joyce and Evelyn S. Newlyn (1999). Published in one volume with Dorset. [PN 2595.5 D67D67 1999]
Sussex. Ed. Cameron Louis (2000). [PN 2595.5 S88S88 2000]

Stratman, Carl J., ed. Bibliography of English Printed Tragedy 1565-1900. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1966. [Z 2014 D7S83--ROBAREF]

---, ed. Bibliography of Medieval Drama. 2nd ed., rev. and enl. 2 vols. New York: Frederick Ungar, 1972. [Z 5782 A2S7 1972--ROBAREF]

---, ed. Britain's Theatrical Periodicals. 1720-1967: A Bibliography. 2nd ed. New York: New York Public Library, 1972. [Z 5783 S84--ROBAREF]

Stratman, Carl J., et al., eds. Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theatre Research: A Bibliographical Guide, 1900-1968. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois UP, 1971. [Z 2014 D7S84--ROBAREF]

Wearing, J. P. The London Stage, 1890-1899: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1976. [PN 2596 L6W39--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1900-1909: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1981. [PN 2596 L6W392--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1910-1919: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1982. [PN 2596 L6W393 1982--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1920-1929: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 3 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1984. [PN 2596 L6W394 1984--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1930-1939: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 3 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1990. [PN 2596 L6W395 1990--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1940-1949: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1991. [PN 2596 L6W 396 1991--ROBAREF]

---. The London Stage, 1950-1959: A Calendar of Plays and Players. 2 vols. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993. [PN 2596 L6W3962 1993 GENR]

Wickham, Glynne. Early English Stages: 1300-1660. 3 vols. in 4 parts. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1959-81. [PN 2587 W53]

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Bordman, Gerald. The Oxford Companion to American Theatre. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 1992. [PN 2289 B6 1992--ROBAREF]

Bzowski, Frances Diodato, comp. American Women Playwrights, 1900-1930: A Checklist. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1992 [Z 1231 D7B95 1992]

Cambridge Guide to American Theatre. Eds. Don B. Wilmeth and Tice L. Miller. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1993. [PN 2220 C35 1993--ROBAREF]

Davis, Gwenn. Drama By Women to 1900: A Bibliography of American and British Writers. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1992. [Z 1229 W8 D37 1992]

Demastes, William W. American Playwrights, 1880-1945: A Research and Production Sourcebook. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1995. [Z 1231 D7A55 1995]

Durham, Weldon B., ed. American Theatre Companies. 1749-1986. New York: Greenwood, 1986-89. [PN 2221 A44 1986]

Eddleman, Floyd Eugene, comp. American Drama Criticism: Interpretations 1890-1977. 2nd ed. Hamden, CT: Shoe String, 1979-92. [Z 1231 D7A54 1890-1977--ROBAREF]
Supplement I (1984); Supplement II (1989); Supplement III (1992).

Gavin, Christy. American Women Playwrights, 1964-1989: A Research Guide and Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1993. [Z 1231 D7G38 1993]

Gohdes, Clarence. Literature and Theater of the States and Regions of the U.S.A.: An Historical Bibliography. Durham: Duke UP, 1967. [Z 1225 G63--ROBAREF]

Harris, Richard H. See Drama: British

Kolin, Philip C., ed. American Playwrights Since 1945: A Guide to Scholarship, Criticism, and Performance. New York: Greenwood, 1989. [Z 1231 D7A56 1989--ROBAREF]

Langman, Larry. Writers on the American Screen: A Guide to Film Adaptations of American and Foreign Literary Works. New York: Garland, 1986. [Z 5784 M9L28 1986--ROBAREF]

Library of Congress. Copyright Office. Dramatic Compositions Copyrighted in the United States, 1870-1916. 2 vols. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1918. [Z 5781 U55]

Litto, Fredric M. American Dissertations on the Drama and the Theatre: A Bibliography. [Kent, OH]: Kent State U, 1969. [Z 5781 L56--ROBAREF]

Meserve, Walter J. American Drama to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English Information Guide, ser. 28. Detroit, MI: Gale, 1980. [Z 1231 D7M45--ROBAREF]

The New York Times Theater Reviews. 1870- . 6 vols. New York: New York Times, 1975- . Biennial. [PN 1581 N38-ROBAREF]

Odell, George C. D. Annals of the New York Stage. 15 vols. New York: Columbia UP, 1927-49. [PN 2277 N5O4 1927]
Index to the Portraits in Odell's Annals of the New York Stage. [New York]: American Society for Theatre Research, 1963. [PN 2277 N5 O423]

Silvester, Robert. United States Theatre: A Bibliography. Romsey, Hampshire: Motley, 1993. [Z 1231 D7S57 1993--ROBAREF]

Stratman, Carl J. American Theatrical Periodicals, 1798-1967: A Bibliographical Guide. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1970. [Z 6935 S75--ROBAREF]

---, ed. Bibliography of the American Theatre. Excluding New York City. [Chicago]: Loyola UP, c. 1965. [Z 1231 D758--ROBAREF]

Taylor, Thomas J. American Theatre History: An Annotated Bibliography. Pasedena, CA: Salem, 1992. [Z 5781 T39 1992]

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Ball, John L., and Richard Plant, eds. Bibliography of Theatre History in Canada: The Beginnings to 1984. Toronto: ECW, 1993. [Z 1377 D7B35 1993--ROBAREF]
The 1976 1st edition, and the 1979 supplement to the 1st edition, are currently available in the reference department [Z 1377 D7B35--ROBAREF, and Z 1377 D7B352--ROBAREF] under the title The Bibliography of Canadian Theatre History.

Benson, Eugene, and L. W. Conolly, eds. The Oxford Companion to Canadian Theatre. Toronto: Oxford UP, 1989. [PN 2301 094 1989--ROBAREF]

Bessai, Diane. Playwrights of Collective Creation. The Canadian Dramatist, vol. 2. Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1992. [PS 8177 B47 1992]

Bilodeau, Françoise. Bibliographie du théâtre canadien-français de 1900-1955. Quebec City: The author, 1956. [Z 1377 F8B48--ROBAREF]

The Brock Bibliography of Published Canadian Plays in English, 1766-1978. Ed. Anton Wagner, Toronto: Playwrights, 1980. [Z 1377 D7B758--ROBAREF]

Deschamps, Marcel, and Deny Tremblay. Dossier en théâtre québécois: bibliographie. Jonquière, Québec: CEGEP de Jonquière, 1972. [PN 2305 Q4D48]

Du Berger, Jean. Bibliographie du théâtre Québécois de 1935 à nos jours. Quebec City: Université Laval, Dép. d'études canadiennes, 1970. [Z 1377 F8D83--ROBAREF]

Graham, Franklin Thomas. Histrionic Montreal: Annals of the Montreal Stage with Biographical and Critical Notices of the Plays and Players of a Century. 2nd ed. 1902. Rpt. New York: Benjamin Bloom, 1969. [PN 2306 M6G7 1969]

O'Neill, Patrick B. Canadian Plays: A Supplementary Checklist to 1945. Halifax: Dalhousie U, University Libraries and School of Library Service, 1978. [Z 1377 D7O54--ROBAREF]

Ouellet, Thérèse. Bibliographie du théâtre canadien-français avant 1900. Quebec City: The author, 1949. [Z 1377 F8 O84 1949a]

Pagé, Pierre, and Renée Legris. Répertoire des dramatiques québécoises à la télévision 1952-1977. Archives québécoises de la radio et de la télevision, vol, III. Montreal: Fides, c. 1977. [Z 1377 F8P33 1977--ROBAREF]

Rinfret, Edouard G. Le théâtre canadien d'expression française: répertoire analytique des origines à nos jours. 4 vols. Collection Documents. [Montreal]. Leméac 1975-78. [Z 1377 D7R5--ROBAREF]

Sedgwick, Dorothy. A Bibliography of English-Language Theatre and Drama in Canada, 1800-1914. Nineteenth Century Tbeatre Research Occasional Publications. 1. Edmonton: Nineteenth Century Theatre Research, 1976. [Z 1377 D7S44--ROBAREF]

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