Browse the shelves on the 5th floor in Rutherford Library. You will find plays in a range of call numbers, including:
To search the Library, some useful subject terms (in the "Advanced search") include:
Select databases for finding play scripts
Search the library for recordings of performances or films of plays using these tips:
You can also browse the shelves on the 5th floor in Rutherford Library to find DVD recordings of performances.
In addition to the large collection of physical recordings (CDs, LPs, DVDs, etc.) in the library collection, the library subscribes to the following streaming databases and collections:
Specialized collections found on the Alexander Street collection include:
Look for reviews in newspapers, magazine and journals. You'll likely need at least some details about where or when a production occurred, or a name of an entity involved (e.g. director, actors, company).
In addition to the periodicals databases listed on this page, check our Newspapers Subject Guide for links to databases indexing news periodicals from Canada and around the world.
A useful search strategy for finding reviews generally:
i) search the name of the production (in quotations marks if more than one word) AND performance OR production;
ii) choose the Document type: often either Review or Entertainment review.
Primary Sources are things that are created in the world as expressions of ideas... They often include things like:
A picture from the New York Telegraph, April 15 1926, with the caption: "A unique dance by Martha Graham, who for several years was premier danseuse with Ruth St. Denis."