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Biographies of Authors
- Gale Literature Resource Center
The Gale Literature Resource Center search screen defaults to an author
search. Simply put in author's name, first name last. Pay attention to
tabs at top of results page for further, full-text, articles from
- Also LION
Also try the Reference component of LION by choosing Criticism and Reference at top left, then simply Reference.
- American National Biography
Not only for researching playwrites, but for research on all Americans of note throughout history.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
A biographical dictionary that covers all of British history. Also great for researching characters covered in Shakespeare's histories, for example.
- Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television
A Who's Who biographical dictionary. 77 volumes.