Locating production reviews often involves detective work to establish when and where plays have been staged. The date and location of a particular production determine the best sources for reviews. Sources used to locate a review of a 19th century production of a play in New York will be very different from sources used to locate reviews of a current London production of a play.
Literary critical analysis may also be valuable in considering individual productions, and could have been written at any time since a play's original publication.
This guide lists some of the major resources both for finding reviews and identifying productions, and for locating critical analysis. It is organized into the following pages: