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Theatre Resources: Finding Play Scripts & Monologues

Finding Play Scripts

  1. Open KentLINK.
  2. Click on the "Author" tab.
  3. Type the name of the person into the search box (last name, first name; e.g. Miller, Arthur).
  4. Click on the  Limit/Sort Search  button.
  5. Type the name of the play in the "Words in the TITLE" search box (e.g. "Death of a Salesman").
  6. Click on "Other Material Type" menu and select "Book" to limit to print play scripts.
  7. Click "Submit."

Unable to find the play you’re looking for in KentLINK?  Try searching OhioLINK and SearchOhio. Still no luck?  Ask a Performing Arts Librarian for help.

Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.

Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.

The Library subscribes to a number of full text play collections. Additionally, some internet sites have classic plays freely available online.

Sign-in required from off-campus.


Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.


Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.

Browse Our Collection

Below are general call number ranges. For a more detailed classification outline, consult the Library of Congress Classification page.  For tips on searching for music items in KentLINK, consult the Finding Library Items guide.

PA3024-PZ10 theater (comprehensive range)
PN6111-PZ10 plays (comprehensive range)
PR1245-1272 period plays
Z5781 play indexes


Terms for Searching Library Catalogs

To find material on a specific topic, start a KentLINK Subject Search and type in one of these subject headings to get a list of relevant titles.

Acting
American drama
Childrens plays
Drama
Drama -- Collections
English drama
One-act plays
One-act plays, American


Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.

These sources can help you identify a play by subject or by cast size and other factors. Some of them also help you locate where plays are published in collected works and anthologies, which is common for short plays. Sign-in required from off-campus.


Use the tabs above for more tips to find play scripts in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text plays available online.

Finding Monologues

Most monologues collections are shelved in PN2080 for easy browsing or you may search online using these tips:

  1. Open KentLINK Advanced Keyword search.
  2. In the first search box type the word "Monologues" and choose "Subject" for the field type.
  3. To limit search to books, click on "Other Material Type" menu and select "Book."
  4. Click "Submit."

To further limit your search by add these keywords:

  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  • One-minute
  • Men
  • Modern
  • Shakespeare
  • Women

Unable to find the monologue you’re looking for in KentLINK?  Try searching OhioLINK and SearchOhio. Still no luck?  Ask a Performing Arts Librarian for help.

 

Use the tabs above for more tips to find monologues in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text monologues available online.


Use the tabs above for more tips to find monologues in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text monologues available online.

Browse Our Collection

Below are general call number ranges. For a more detailed classification outline, consult the Library of Congress Classification page.  For tips on searching for music items in KentLINK, consult the Finding Library Items guide.

PN2071.A92 audition and monologue guides
PN2080 selections for practice (monologues)
PN4290-4305 dialogues and recitations
PN4305.M6 monologues
PR2770-2771 Shakespeare monologues
Z5781 monologue indexes

Terms for Searching Library Catalogs

To find material on a specific topic, start a KentLINK Subject Search and type in one of these terms to get a list of relevant titles

Acting -- Auditions
Dialogues
Dialogues -- Indexes
Drama -- Bibliography
Dramatic monologues
Men -- Drama
Monodramas
Monologues
Monologues -- American
Monologues -- Bibliography
Monologues -- English
Monologues -- Indexes
Recitations
Women -- Drama


Use the tabs above for more tips to find monologues in collections and anthologies, selected titles from our collection and full-text monologues available online.