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Research Guides

THST 204: Acting I

A guide to finding performance materials available electronically

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Finding Plays in Literature Online

The Literature Online database contains hundreds of play scripts that have been reprinted in magazines and academic journals. Learn how to browse for plays available full-text online.

Finding Plays Online in SuperSearch

Some book publishers specialize in printing play scripts and other theatrical materials. The search linked below combines searches for several theatrical specialty publishers, with results limited to books available full-text online. 

Collections and Anthologies

Plays are commonly collected and published as anthologies--these can be collections of plays a single author, or plays that share common themes, or collections intended for particular audiences. Here are a few examples.

Single-Author Collections

American Theatre