Answered By: Lorin Flores
Last Updated: Apr 29, 2015     Views: 344

Alkek Library has playscripts and monologues (and duologues) in print and online formats. 

1. Search the Library Catalog

Search the Library Catalog for plays by title, author, or type "playscripts" or "monologues" in the search box to see a selection of plays.  You may also search for "playscripts" as a subject.  

2. Search Online Collections for Playscripts

Some playscripts are available online via library databases.  Check the Theatre and Performing Arts database page for a complete list.

  • Inter-play
    An On-line Index to Plays in Collections, Anthologies, And Periodicals. This online database contains more than 18,000 entries for plays. Note: Must check Alkek Library Catalog to search for source in our collection.
  • Literature Online (LION)
    Literature Online (LION) is a searchable library of more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 192 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources.
  • Litfinder
    Includes more than 126,500 full-text poems, 850,000 poem citations and excerpts, 5,000 full-text short stories, 2,800 full-text essays, 1,800 full-text speeches, and 1,000 full-text plays. LitFinder also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary.
  • Play Index
    Play Index allows searching for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); cast type. It includes plays published as single volumes and also plays in anthologies and collections
  • Twentieth Century Drama
    Twentieth-Century Drama will contain 2,500 plays from throughout the English-speaking world, covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present. Release Four includes more than 1,050 plays.

3.  Search Print Play Indexes

If you are unable to locate a copy of the play in our library collection, use a specialty index to plays. These do not refer to criticism, instead they indicate where (in what book or periodical) the play itself is published.

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