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To find general information and commentary about the work of David Ives, use your favorite search engine and type [“david ives” playwright] into the text box (without the brackets). You’ll uncover sources as diverse as interviews, profiles, reviews of performances, and author information provided by publishers of his work. Remember that "Sure Thing" is a piece within a collection of one-act plays called "All in the Timing," so do read on if you see that title mentioned in your results.
To locate reviews of individual performances of "Sure Thing," use your favorite search engine and type [“david ives” “sure thing”] into the text box (without the brackets). WATCH OUT for the avalanche of student work like term papers, high school English essays, and cheat sheets. It will be evident to your professor if these kinds of sources show up in your bibliography. Adding the additional keyword [reviews] (without the brackets) will limit the results somewhat, but always pay closer attention to the URL than to the title in the results list. Look, instead, for sources of theatre news, like Variety, Playbill, and national or local newspapers. Remember that even reviews of performances by small or local theatre companies can reveal thoughtful new perspectives about the play. The following databases index periodicals like industry magazines (e.g. Variety or Playbill), popular magazines, and newspapers. These are all potential sources of theatre reviews.
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International Bibliography of Theatre and Dance