Theatre: Find Scripts

This guide provides links to basic theatre research: history, design, acting, production, scripts, videos, and careers.

Find Full-text Plays in Databases

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Find Plays in Books & Magazines

Most plays are published in one of four ways:

In an individual book, Part of an Author’s Collected Works, Part of an Anthology of Plays (which includes works by many different authors). 

  • If that doesn’t work, try a Play Index (See Below) to find the title of a collected work or anthology. Then, look up that book’s title in the library catalog.
  • If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse plays by doing an Advanced Search with the Subject containing "Drama" and limiting resource type to "Books".

And, In Magazines/Periodicals.


Play Indexes
A play index can point you to a book collection or anthology where a play has been published.

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Find Full-text Plays Online

Find Plays Online
Plays that are in the “public domain” (no longer covered under copyright law) are published in various locations. Some options include:

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library