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Plays and Monologues: Finding a Particular Play

This guide has been created to assist library users in locating a play as well as pieces for auditioning.

Finding a Particular Play

Because plays can be published in collections or periodicals, there are several steps to making sure the library has a copy of a particular play. It is helpful to know the name of the playwright as well as the play’s title. Some of the sources listed below can help you identify the playwright. Give Google a try.  Depending on the play you might be able to find a copy of the script or maybe leads on where it has been published.

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Try typing in the title of the play. If the title isn't very unique type the last name of the playwright too if you know it.  We've added the contents of a lot of play collections to our catalog records so you might find it easily.


If you don't find it in our catalog, when you search PASCAL Delivers or other WorldCat, don't just search with a title search.  Try a keyword search with the play's title and the last name of the playwright.  If it is in a collection a keyword search might be the only way to find it.

Online Play Indexes

Additional Resources

Recent Plays Published in Periodicals

Search an article database to determine if the play has been published in a periodical. Try a keyword search in one of the following databases:

Older Plays Published in Periodicals

The indexes listed below are located in the Reference Department. Click on the link for specific location and call number information.