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American Playwrights Since 1945:
A Guide to Scholarship, Criticism and Performance
(Philip C. Kolin. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.)
Biographical and historical information on U.S. born playwrights through the late 1980s.

Contemporary Dramatists.
(Thomas Riggs, ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1971-1992.)

Biographies on English language dramatists who practiced during the 20th century.

Notable Playwrights.
(Carl Rollyson. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2005.)
Biographical and bibliographical information on playwrights (American and international) throughout history.

Notable Women in the American Theatre:
A Biographical Dictionary
(Alice M. Robinson, ed. New York: Greenwood Press, 1989.)
Biographical dictionary of American born women who worked in theatre through the late 1980s.

Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre.
(Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe, ed. New York: Routledge, 2000.)
Dictionary of brief biographies on contemporary (through 1999) figures in theatre.

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