Use the library's Advanced Search page to find all our resources on this topic. Below are general resources to get you started. Information on individual playwrights of the 1800s and 1900s is available on the Famous Dramatists page.
Resources for multiple periods
Video: Playing Period - This video set explores the movements and manners of period plays. It covers Medieval, Elizabethan, French Neoclassic, Victorian, and early 20th-century theater.
Visit the Famous Dramatists page for information on Shakespeare and other playwrights of Early Modern Europe. Information on Medieval drama and performances of Middle English plays are below.
Performances of Middle English plays