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What to Do
Use these resources to gather information about the author and play you have chosen to analyze for you final project paper.
If you are having trouble finding information or feeling confused, don't hesitate to contact the library. We are happy to help!
Artemis Literary Source
This database offers content from primary sources, analysis and criticism. This can be helpful when doing research on your playwright and play. This database offers visualization tools that can help you discover other terms that are associated with your play.
You have access to millions of titles through Archway, our library catalog, and MOBIUS, the statewide catalog. Students often find recently published titles about their topics or use slightly older titles as additional resources. Remember to search for books early (they can take a week or so to arrive at our campuses).
Several resources listed here are ebooks found in the Archway catalog, Jefferson College's online catalog.
To access these books, click the link and click "Jefferson: Click to access". This will take you to the detailed record of the book. To access the book you can click the "PDF: Full Text" or "Download the ebook". You can look at the table of contents and the index to find the play or playwright that you are researching.
If you have any problems, please don't hesitate to ask the library for help!
In Their Own Words
This ebook has a chapter with background and an interview with Marsha Norman. Norman goes into detail about her early days and what inspired her to create plays.
Southern Women Playwrights
In this ebook, a chapter is devoted to Norman's protege type relationship with Lillian Hellman and how that relationship inspired her.
Contemporary American playwrights
You will find a chapter in this ebook dedicated to Norman and how she came up with the idea for Getting Out.
Drama for Students: Proof
Very helpful link that has character overview, analysis and criticism, a biography of the playwright and more.
This is also available as a physical book in the library's reference section. It is library use only.
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