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Plays and Monologues

Finding a Particular Play

Because plays can be published as a book, a collection of plays in a book, or in periodicals, there are several steps to determine if 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. Depending on the play you might be able to find a copy of the script or maybe leads on where it has been published.

Search Find It @ USC

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. 

Limit your search to USC Libraries for e-books and print books available to you as a student on the Columbia campus. Searching in PASCAL Delivers will show you print books that you can request from other schools in South Carolina.

Online Play Indexes

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.

Additional Resources