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Read or search the full text of 1,200 plays written from the mid-1800s to the present by more than 200 playwrights from North America, English-speaking Africa, the Caribbean, and other African diaspora countries. Each play is extensively and deeply indexed, allowing both keyword and multi-fielded searching. The plays are accompanied by reference materials, significant ancillary information, and a rich performance database. These materials include information on related productions, theaters, production companies, and more. The database also includes selected playbills, production photographs, and other ephemera related to the plays
- A good place to start using Black Drama is the table of contents searches by either authors or plays. These searches will give an alphabetical listing of everything in the database.
- To search for lists of plays that fit a certain criteria, use theFind categories such as authors, plays, characters, etc. These searches will return a list of plays meeting the search criteria.
- To search within the text of a play for specific words, use the Search categories of Simple Search and Multi-field Search.
Where is it :
Go to the UNLV Libraries' home page. Under Find, select Articles, then under Article databases by name, click on the letter B and select Black Drama, 1850 to present.