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Theatre Appreciation - 1100 Professor Barrett: D - Play's Production & Reviews


Area D: Production History

The play's professional performance history including useful scholarship and criticism on the play and on related subjects. This includes original and subsequent productions. Critics generally discuss overall critical reception, theatrical innovations, director's approach, casting, and staging.

Search terms

Try using the following production-related search terms 

Costume Design - search these terms:

  • Costume
  • Costume Design
  • Men's Clothing
  • Vintage Clothing
  • Fashion

Music- search these terms:

  • Music (by time period)
  • Popular Music - Chronology
  • Popular Music - Discography
  • Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 - Musical Settings

Set Design- search these terms:

  • Scene Painting
  • Stage - Machinery
  • Stage - Models
  • Stage Management
  • Theaters - Sound Effects
  • Theaters - Stage Setting and Scenery

Stage Direction- search these terms:

  • Acting
  • Method (Acting)
  • Movement (Acting)
  • Musicals - Production and Direction
  • Theaters- Production and Direction


Recommended Databases

Video Resources

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.  

Finding Background Information

Find out background information on your topic using the online encyclopedias listed below.

The following timeline resources are good for identifying events that had taken place in given years.

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