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Theatre Arts

Stage History Overview

Production history covers original and subsequent productions. Writers generally discuss:

  • Overall evaluation of the production
  • Theatrical innovations
  • Directing
  • Casting, acting
  • Staging
  • Substance or meaning of the play
  • Other details

Examples of Stage History Books

Sources for orginal productions and revivals

Start with these Databases for Reviews

Shakespeare Stage Histories

Also try these databases

Newspaper databases are used to find reviews of a production.

Greek Plays