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Plays and Playwrights

An overview of the resources available in the field of plays and playwrights.

New York University Provincetown Playhouse

Exterior of the Provincetown Playhouse, 1918--1922.Interior of the Provincetown Playhouse, 1918--1922.

Finding Plays

Plays in Collections

Play Annuals

Play Annuals


For each season, digests provide critical comments on select plays. Also has information about the theater in several US cities, with an extensive entry on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in New York City. Lists the Pulitzer Prize winners and Drama Critics Circle Awards.


Divided into several sections, with an author, cast and production index for each volume. This series is indexed by Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections (through 1985)--see above.