Print Sources - REFERENCE BOOKS
Reference Books (lst floor Green Library)
DRAMA FOR STUDENTS v. 1-20 REF 808.2 DRA
This is a very important source presenting analysis, context, and criticism on commonly studies 20th c. dramas. This includes an author biography, plot summary, character description, discussion of theme, style, setting, historical context, and critical overview of a particular play.
TWENTIETH -CENTURY LITERARY CRITICISM v. 1-73 REF 809.04 TWE
This multi-volume subject encyclopedia contains excerpts from criticism of playwrights who lived between 1900 and 1960, from the first publioshed critical appraisals to current evaluations. Note: Use the cumulative author index at the back of a volume to find the name of your playwright. For example, Edward Albee may be found as follows:
Albee, Edward (Franklin III) 1928-CLC 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13, 25, 53, 86; DA; DAB; DAC; DAM DRAM, MST; WLC
See also AITN 1; CA 5-8R; CABS 3; CANR 8, 54
There is a guide to the abbreviations for each work as well as cross-references on the "How to Use This Index" page.
SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE REF 809.04 SUR
This multi-volume subject encyclopedia contains updated reprints of 2,300 essay-reviews of individual plays as well as a bibliography which will suggest specific titles that you might want to access for outstanding articles of literary criticism of the play in journals. Use this source as a starting point before going to the article in the JStor database.
Print Sources - SPECIFIC NONFICTION TITLES
PLAYS/PLAYWRIGHTS AND LITERARY CRITICISM (2nd floor Green Library - Look for the books in the 800s - our fabulous American and British drama section)
SAMPLE TITLES FOR ARTHUR MILLER:
ARTHUR MILLER 812.52 MIL NOTE: ALL OF THE PLAYS AS WELL AS LITERARY CRITICISM ARE PLACED ON THE SHELF TOGETHER USING THIS CALL NUMBER!
THIS MAKES YOUR RESEARCH EASY ONCE YOU FIND YOUR PLAYWRIGHT IN OUR ONLINE CATALOG!
Death of a Salesman (Text and Criticism) 812.52 MIL
Consult the table of contents and index. You will find reviews of the play including essays written about first impressions of the play when it opened in 1949, the realism of Arthur Miller, the creative agony of Arthur Miller, the loss of conscience theme, comments on epic tragedy, and the success dream on the American stage.
Arthur Miller; New Perspectives 812.52 MIL
This work contains essays regarding colloquial language in All My Sons, work as alienation in the plays of Arthur Miller, pessimism in After the Fall, and realism in Miller's work.
Twentieth Century Interpretations of The Crucible 812.52 MIL
This compilation of essays includes commentaries on witchcraft and the Puritans, the meaning of McCarthyism, dramatic technique, historical analogy, action and theme, the idea of the modern tragedy, subjectivism and self-awareness.
Arthur Miller; A Collection of Critical Essays 812.52 MIL
These essays include topics such as the achievement of Arthur Miller, strength and weakness, realism, the idea of modern tragedy, point of view, the liberal conscience, and the shifting image of man.
Twayne's United States Authors Series; Arthur Miller 812.52 MIL
Modern Critical Interpretations; Arthur Miller 812.52 MIL
Modern Critical Views; Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman 812.52 MIL
DATABASES FOR CRITICAL ANALYSIS/DRAMA
THE MOST INCREDIBLE DATABASEs FOR THIS RESEARCH INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING LIST OF SOURCES. GO TO THE BLUE TAB "ELECTRONIC RESOURCES" ON THE GREEN LIBRARY HOMEPAGE. REMEMBER ACCESS IS GRANTED AT smtexas.org/Quick Links/Libraries/Cecil and Ida Green Library
TWAYNE'S AUTHORS SERIES
TWAYNES'S AUTHORS ON GVRL
LITERATURE RESOURCES FROM GALE
LITERATURE RESOURCE CENTER
SCRIBNER WRITER'S SERIES
GENERAL ONE FILE
ACADEMIC ONE FILE
Sample Green Library Print Sources/Covers
This is an essential multi-volume work which all boys should consult for great information.