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Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online: Provides access to editorially selected critical responses of authors, works, and topics from every age and literary discipline. Includes over 200,000 reprinted critical essays, arranged chronologically within each entry to provide a “history” of the critical reception of a work. This is the online version of Gale’s literature criticism print sets:

  • Drama Criticism
  • Dictionary of Literary Biography
  • Contemporary Literary Criticism
  • Twentieth Century Literary Criticism
  • Nineteenth Century Literature Criticism
  • Literature Criticism, 1400-1800
  • Shakespeare Literature Criticism
  • Classical & Medieval Criticism
  • Poetry Criticism
  • Short Story Criticism

Literature Resource Center: Provides access to biographies, bibliographies and critical analyses of authors from every age and literary discipline. Includes articles from Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism, Dictionary of Literary Biography, and much more."Authors by type" searches may be limited to genres such as "domestic dramas," "dramatic monologues," "Elizabethan drama," and other dramatic themes.

Shakespeare Collection: Brings together general reference data, full-text scholarly periodicals, reprinted criticism, primary source material, and the full-text annotated works from The Arden Shakespeare. Includes selections from Four Centuries of Shakespeare, the Prompt Book collections; The Gordon Crosse Theatrical Diary; the First Folio, key Quartos, and major editions and adaptations from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries; photographs, line drawings, maps; selected works by Shakespeare’s contemporaries; selected content from Shakespearean Criticism; and reference materials.

Reference Universe: Contains a number of theater encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

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