Boles, William C. “Donald Margulies.” In Twentieth-Century American Dramatists, edited by Christopher J. Wheatley. Vol. 228 in Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Gale, 2000. Provides a comprehensive overview of Margulies’s plays, exploring recurring themes.
Bossler, Gregory. “Donald Margulies.” The Dramatist (July/August, 2000): 4-14. Bossler’s sweeping interview covers Margulies’ art background, his contributions to theater, and his work as a professor of playwriting.
Durang, Christopher, Wendy Wasserstein, Donald Margulies, and Jeffrey Sweet. “Ethics and Responsibilities.” The Dramatists Guild Quarterly (Summer, 1986): 15-23. Margulies makes valuable contributions to a discussion with other young playwrights about the responsibilities of artists regarding ethics in society.
Margulies, Donald. “A Playwright’s Search for the Spiritual Father.” The New York Times, June 21, 1992, sec. 2, p. 5. A very personal essay, explaining much about the playwright’s early writing.
Margulies, Donald. Sight Unseen and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1996. In addition to Found a Peanut, Sight Unseen, The Loman Family Picnic, What’s Wrong with This Picture?, and The Model Apartment, this edition contains Margulies’ “Afterword,” an invaluably insightful essay about his early life, originally published as “A Playwright’s Search for the Spiritual Father,” June 21, 1992, in The New York Times. Critic Michael Feingold’s useful essay, “Donald Margulies, or What’s an American Playwright?,” is also included.
Schlueter, June. “Ways of Seeing in Donald Margulies’ Sight Unseen.” Studies in American Drama, 1945-Present 8, no. 1 (1993): 3-11. Schlueter emphasizes perception of self and others as an important layer in this complex play.