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Drama and Theater Research Guide

A guide to doing research in Drama and Theater at The Catholic University of America


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Book Reviews


World Shakespeare Bibliography Online
Search for Book Title. The book reviews will be listed in the record.

Humanities International Complete
Go to Advanced Search
In the Find box: Type the title.
In the pull down menu: select ‘PS Reviews and Products’.
Click ‘Search’.

Literature Resource Center
Type text in 'Find:' box.
Enter dates (if desired) in 'by publication dates:' box.
Select publication century (if desired).
Under 'content type,' select 'Reviews & News' and hit 'Search.'
Under left (yellow) 'Search' panel, click 'book reviews' to narrow results.


Academic Search Complete
Click on the ‘Advanced Search’ tab.
Type text in search box.
Under ‘Publication type’ select ‘Book Review’.
Click ‘Search’.

Book Review Index (BRI)
Search the author or title Index.
Search ‘Publications Indexed’ for periodical abbreviations.
Located in Mullen Second Floor Reading Room [Z1035 .A1 B74].

Click on ‘SEARCH’.
Click on ‘Advanced Search’.
Type text in ‘Search for:’ box.
Click box for ‘Review’ under ‘Limit by’.
Click ‘Search.’

ProQuest (Periodical Abstracts)
Click ‘ADVANCED’ tab.
Type search in the text boxes.
Click on ‘More Search Options’.
Under the 'Document type' pull-down menu, select ‘book review’, performance review', or 'theater review'.
Click ‘Start’.

Project MUSE Premium Collection
Go to 'Article Search.'
Enter text in 'Search for:' box.
Under 'Additional Search Options - Type of Content,' choose 'Reviews only.'
Under 'By Discipline,' choose subject area.
Hit 'Search.'

'Feste Theatrali per la Finta Pazza'

This illustration is taken from the title-page of 'Feste Theatrali per la Finta Pazza.' It likely shows a personification of Drama.

'Feste Theatrali per la Finta Pazza'

© Trustees of the British Museum
Object Type: Print, title-page
Materials: Paper
Techniques: Etching
Production Person: Print made by Stefano della Bella, after Giacomo Torelli
Date: 1645