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.

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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Online Sources
Search the two online indexes linked below to find the titles of individual plays published in anthologies and collected works. The call numbers listed will be different at Marriott Library, so search for the book’s title in our library catalog.

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