Theatre: Play & Musical Synopses

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

Find Synopses in Books

A synopsis will summarizes the plot, main characters, locations, and text of a play.

In Usearch, the library catalog, do a Subject search for the terms: (Drama OR Musicals) AND "Stories, plots" . Or, replace "(Drama OR Musicals) with the name of a playwright. Or, use one from the list below:

Find Musical Synopses on Publisher Websites

The publishers of musicals and plays sometimes offer brief synopses on their website.

Marriott Library Eccles Library Quinney Law Library