This guide lists some basic sources of information, but is by no means exhaustive. Each play and playwright will be different.
Please contact me or the Reference Desk for more suggestions if these sources aren't enough.
How the Guide Works
This guide is divided into two main pages:
Analysis by Others
how to find analyses done by other scholars (literary criticism and reviews)
Analysis by You
how to find sources of information on the playwright and the historical and social context for the play's setting and/or the playwright's life
Use the tabs at the top of the guide to navigate through the content.