Using the advanced catalog search will help you narrow your results. You can limit search results by location (such as Music Library), format (book, score, journal. CD, etc.), and more!
Searching for plays or play scripts?
If a play has been published as a single volume, script or book (e.g., August: Osage County), include the title of the play in quotes in the main search box. You may also want to include the playwright's last name if the title of the play is not uncommon. For example: "Art" Yasmina Reza.
Play scripts may or may not not include the word “play” in their title or subject descriptions. Many plays (but not all!) do include the word “drama” in their subject description. This is helpful when searching for a play by topic or subject.
To search for a play on a particular topic, type a keyword that describes your topic or subject into the search box, like “families” or “sisters” or “Asian American”, and also include the word “drama" (e.g., sisters AND drama) Your results will NOT be comprehensive, but should give you a place to start.
Want to browse the shelves for plays?
Check out these call number ranges for various dramatic works:
|PA3024-PZ10||theater (comprehensive range)||PN6111-PZ10||plays (comprehensive range)|
|PN2071.A92||audition and monologue guides||PR1245-1272||period plays|
|PN2080||selections for practice (monologues)||PR2770-2771||Shakespeare monologues|
|PN4290-4305||dialogues and recitations||Z5781||play and monologue indexes|