Boardman, Gerald. American Theatre: A Chronicle of Comedy and Drama, 1914-1930. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. This study of Broadway dramas covers a number of Belasco’s works.
DiGaetani, John Louis. Puccini the Thinker: The Composer’s Intellectual and Dramatic Development. 2d ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. This biography of Puccini examines his operas, some of which were based on Belasco’s plays. Contains bibliography, discography, videography, and index.
Green, Adam. “The Phantom of the Belasco: A Tale.” New York Times Current Events Edition, July 16, 1995, p. 25. An account of a Broadway production’s attempt to find Belasco’s ghost in the boarded-up rooms of his apartment above the Belasco Theater.
Marker, Lise-Lone. David Belasco: Naturalism in the American Theatre. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1975. This volume is considered the standard and most scholarly biography of Broadway’s most innovative producer, including Belasco’s very successful collaboration with James A. Herne.
Meserve, Walter J. “David Belasco.” In Twentieth Century American Dramatists, edited by John MacNicholas. Vol. 7 in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit, Mich.: The Gale Group, 1981. A concise overview of the life and works of Belasco.
Meserve, Walter J., and Mollie A. Meserve, eds. Fateful Lightning: America’s Civil War Plays. New York: Feedback Theatrebooks and Prospero Press, 2000. This anthology of Civil War plays provides a history of the American theater in the second half of the nineteenth century, providing information on Belasco as well as his play The Heart of Maryland.
Winter, William. The Life of David Belasco. 1925. Reprint. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970. This reprint of the 1925 edition was completed by the author’s son, William Jefferson Winter, after the author’s death. It discusses the history of theater in the United States as well as the playwright’s long career.