How Do I Find Scholarly Sources that Analyzes a Play?

Some examples of plays:

Sweat by Lynn Nottage

A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Tartuffe by Moliere



First you want to check out the ENG 102 - Drama Research Guide Research Guide or ENG 102 -A Raisin in the Sun Research Guide if doing that play.

 A good place to start to analysis of your play is 2. Explore Your Play  

To look for some initial background or starting information on your play, see if it is listed in Drama for Students, which is a great place to start learning more about your play. Article Contents generally include author biography, plot summary, characters, themes, style, cultural context, critical overview, criticism, sources, and further reading.

Drama for Students


You can also find more sources about your play under 4. Find Literature Criticism

Your best bet is to start with is:

Gale Literature IconGale Literature 

Gale Literature allows you to search all of Gale’s literary databases and literature eBook titles in one database.

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  • Last Updated Feb 14, 2023
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  • Answered By Mary Daubenspeck

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