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ENGL 24408--44408: Before & After Beckett (CompLit 20801--40801 / TAPS 28424)

Books about Plays, Playwrights, Theater, etc.

Search in the Library Catalog to find books at the UofC. Use WorldCat to discover books we don't own.


Use subject searching to look for books about a topic or playwright. In the Library Catalog or WorldCat, names must be [last name], [first name]. For example :

  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Pinter, Harold
  • Vinaver, Michel

Look for key subject headings, such as "criticism and interpretation," "dramatic production" or "dramatic works." For example :

Use topical subject headings to pinpoint specific topics. For example :

  • Experimental theater
  • Experimental theater -- History -- 20th century
  • Theater audiences
  • European drama
  • Theater of the absurd

(You can combine subject headings most easily in WorldCat if you use the "more like this" link.)

Ebooks in the Hathi Trust are listed in the Library Catalog. French universities are also beginning to publish ebooks, for example :

Actes des journées d'études doctorales Artaud, Beckett et Blanchot, Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7, 2012. (Travaux en cours No 8)

Articles about Plays, Playwrights, Theater, etc.

Find It!

Find It! is a quick way to determine if an article is available at the Library.

When you locate a citation in a Library database, click on Find It! in the record.

  • If the article is available online, Find It! will list the Library databases that contain the full-text. 

  • If it is not available online, you can select "Find It at the Library" to determine if the publication is available in the Library's print collections. 

  • If the journal is not available online or in print at the Library, Find It! will provide the option to submit an Interlibrary Loan request for the article.

Video: Interlibrary Loan - How to Place Requests

Subject Specialist

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Sarah G. Wenzel

Literatures of Europe & the Americas

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