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Theatre Resources

Advanced Catalog Search

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!

Finding Plays in the Library

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
PN4305.M6 monologues