Trapido, Joel et al., eds. An International Dictionary of Theatre Language.
REF PN2035.I5 1985
The most comprehensive dictionary of its kind.
Banham, Martin, ed. The Cambridge Guide to Theatre. New ed.
REF PN2035.C27 1995
Esslin, Martin. intro. The Encyclopedia of World Theater: with 420 Illustrations and an Index of Play Titles.
Hartnoll, Phyllis.The Oxford Companion to the Theatre. 4th ed.
REF PN2035.O9 1983
Hochman, Stanley, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of World Drama: An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes. Mcgraw-Hill, 2nd. ed.
REF PN1625.M3 1984
Guides to Primary Sources
Ottemiller, John H. Ottemiller's Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and Title Index to Plays Appearing in Collections Published Between 1900 and
1985. 7th ed.
REF Z5781 .O8 1988
Lists English-language plays.
Sample, Gordon. The Drama Scholars' Index to Plays and Filmscripts: A Guide to Plays and Filmscripts in Selected Anthologies, Series, and
REF Z5781 .S17 (2 vols.1974-1980).
Useful for locating plays in English and other languages
West, Dorothy Herbert, et al., eds. Play Index(1949-)
REF PN6112.5 .Z99 P5 (1949-1997)
Lists English-language plays of all periods published since 1949. Annotated with plot summaries, etc. Includes a subject-index.
Compilations of Criticism and Guides to Secondary Sources
Gale Information Guide Library ... series:
English Drama to 1660, Excluding Shakespeare: A Guide to Information Sources. ed. Frieda Elaine Penninger (1976).
REF Z2014 .D7P46
English Drama, 1660-1800: A Guide to Information Sources. ed. Frederick M. Link (1976).
REF Z2014 .D7 L55
English Drama and Theatre, 1800-1900: A Guide to Information Sources. (1978).
REF Z2014 .D7 C72
Afro-American Poetry and Drama, 1760-1975: A Guide to Information Sources. ed. William P. French (1979).
REF Z1229 .N39 A37
American Drama to 1900: A Guide to Information Sources. ed. Walter J. Meserve (1980).
REF Z1231 .D7 M45
Modern Drama in America and England, 1950-1970: A Guide to Information Sources. ed. Richard Hough Harris.
REF Z1231 .D7 H36 1982
These volumes begin with lists of general and historical sources; separate entries for dramatists list resources including works, letters, biographies, and critical studies.
Dictionary of Literary Biography (Gale British Dramatists) Series:
The following six titles in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series provide a brief critical biography, a list of primary works and productions, and a very selective list of secondary works for each dramatist.
Elizabethan Dramatists. ed. Fredson Bowers.
REF PR651 .E48 1987
Jacobean and Caroline Dramatists. ed. Fredson Bowers.
REF PR671 .J33 1987
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Dramatists, First Series. [Dramatists Born 1621-1666], ed. Paula R. Backscheider.
REF PR701 .R4 1989
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Dramatists, Second Series. [Dramatists Born 1670-1727], ed. Paula R. Backscheider.
REF PR701 .R42 1989
Modern British Dramatists, 1900-1945. ed. Stanley Weintraub.
REF PR623 .M63 1982
British Dramatists since World War II. ed. Stanley Weintraub. 2 vols.
REF PR106 .B74 1982
Corbin, Peter, and Douglas Sedg. An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Jacobean and Caroline Comedy (Excluding Shakespeare).
REF Z2014 .D7 C75 1988t Fordyce, Rachel. Caroline Drama: A Bibliographic History of Criticism. 2nd ed.
REF Z2014 .D7 F67 1992 King, Kimball. Twenty Modern British Playwrights: A Bibliography 1956 to 1976. (1977)
REF Z2014 .D7 K47 Lidman, Mark J. Studies in Jacobean Drama, 1973-1984: An Annotated Bibliography.