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Drama Criticism: Overviews / Summaries

  Overviews & Summaries: Print Sources

The following Reference books can be found in the Reference area of the Pensacola Campus Library, first floor.

Some material listed here is also available online in Literature Resources from Gale (AKA Artemis Literary Sources).  

See Literary Criticism: Online Sources under the Gale Literary Criticism tab.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

Drama for Students is available online through the library catalog from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. The catalog record will open. Click on "View Online," and you will be taken to the login screen. Login is required. What is my login?

Enter the author's name or the title of the play into the search box. Make sure that the check box to search all volumes is checked.


Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

The database Literary Reference Center Plus provides summaries and overviews plus literary analysis and criticism. Login is required.

To search for a summary and/or overview, enter the author's name (use Subject Author) and/or the title of the play, using the dropdown menus, then click Search. The Biographies and Plot Summaries links on the left contain the material from Critical Survey and Masterplots series.

Overviews & Summaries: Online Sources

There are three Literary Themes for Students volumes also available online through the library catalog from the Gale Virtual Reference Library. From the catalog record for each ebook, click on the phrase: Link Click here to view this eBook.   Login is required. 

The three Literary Themes for Students volumes are

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice

Search these as you would Drama for Students, above.

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