Each print volume in this long-standing series profiles approximately 4-8 dramatists by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Among those profiled in this volume are:
Each volume of this resource covers four to eight significant dramatists or plays. For each play or playwright featured, a full range of critical opinion is presented, along with a biographical sketch, a chronological list of the writer’s major works, and more. Approximately 90-95% of critical essays are full text.
"An important reference for drama and literature students interested in gaining a more global perspective on playwrights, both past and present. Highly recommended." -- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999— ARBA
"Libraries that receive frequent requests for critical essays on plays will welcome the addition of Drama Criticism." -- Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin— Booklist