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Theater: Theater Reviews (Newspapers)

Tracking Production History

Identifying production dates is important because the first step to finding out what was said is to find out when it happened.

Reviews in Journals and Magazines

Reprinted NYT Reviews

For American Broadway and Off-Broadway reviews:

New York Times Theater Reviews (1870-2000)

         MAIN REF PN1581 .N42 [Non-circulating]

All the theater reviews excerpted and reprinted in chronological order.

To use the print volumes:

  1. Look up debut of of your play - Month & Year (see Tracking Production History box at top of this page)
  2. Page through chronologically till you find it (Index available for early years)

U.S. Newspapers Online at UCSB Library

U.S. Alternative Press Online

Mainstream News Aggregators

International Newspapers Online

Pre-20th Century Sources

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