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Drama Criticism

How to find Drama Criticism at Ball State University Libraries. You can access this guide directly by going to

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About this Guide

This guide will help you get started researching theatre and drama.  You'll find resources such as critical analysis of plays and information about playwrights and dramatic productions. 

If criticism of a particular work is difficult to find, look for general criticism of the author’s work, and apply what you read to the work you are studying.

CardCat: Our Database of Library Materials

To find criticism about an author's work in CardCat, do a Begins with/Subject search by the author's last name.


  • Click in the "Begins with" radio button to search alphabetically.
  • Choose "Subject" using the drop-down menu.
  • Type your playwright's name, with the last name first.
  • Press "Search."
  • On the results screen, look for the "--Criticism and interpretation" subheading.

Article Databases

These databases are will help you find articles and other writings on your topic.