Dramaturgical research is the use of theater based information to explore the many facets of a given play: its playwright, context in our world and the world of the play, production history, production reception, critical analysis and interpretations, and sources and influences.
Playwright: catalog, article databases, online and print reference sources
Context: catalog, article databases
Production History: article databases, newspaper databases, online resources
Production Reception: newspaper databases (current and archival) and review serials
Critical Analysis and Interpretations: catalog, article databases
Sources and Influences: online and print reference sources, article databases, and catalog