The general period, place, and conditions of the play's composition: including relevant imagery, pictorial illustrations of the subject matter, related art forms, etc. This concerns the setting in which the action takes place. The setting includes:
When doing research on the world of the play, look for information about:
Video resources can provide access to filmed productions of plays, or documentaries of about topics related to plays under study. Note that some video resources have additional information, such as essays about the playwright, production or topic that can help you contextualize your analysis of the play.