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Theatre: Find Plays

Guide to information resources for theatre arts

Find Plays in the Library's Book Collections

Sometimes a play is published by itself as a book. Other times a play might be published in a book with several other plays, in a collection or "anthology" of plays.

To find a published play, look in the Library's catalog, SWAN under the play's title or the author's name.

For example:

Title Search:  Merchant of Venice

Author Search:  Shakespeare, William

 

Many plays are never published as separate books, but some can be found in books that are collections of several plays.

To browse a list of plays, scenes and monologues which are published in collections, do a Subject search in SWAN for:

Drama -- Collections

Spiva Library Catalog (SWAN) Search

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Purchase a Script

If you've been unable to locate a copy of a play anywhere else, and you want to buy a copy for yourself, try these publishers of play scripts.

Print Indexes to Plays in the Reference Collection on the 3rd floor

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