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Sources for Biographical Information
SOURCES FOR BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
The following are good resources in which to find short biographies and information about the careers of playwrights.
Gale Literature Resource Center
Containing articles from many literary reference books, this online database is an excellent source to find biographical information about authors from all times and places. Type your playwright's name in the "Person-By-or-About" search box with the surname first (for example - - Wilson, August). Then click the link near the top of the page to see the results that are Biographies. The full text of all of these articles is available immediately within the database.
Gale in Context: Biography
This online database contains full-text articles on over 500,000 people active in many occupations, from all times and places. It includes many important playwrights.