Theatre Research Guide: Plays

Subject guide for Theatre

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Library Catalog for Play Scripts

How to locate a play in a book so that you can check it out.Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
1. Start with the Library Catalog

2. Do an Author search to see everything we own by your playwright Example:  Williams, Tennessee (Last Name, First Name)

3. Do a Title Search by the name of the play.
     Example: The Glass Menagerie

4. Do a Keyword search entering the name of the play and the playwrights last name.
    Collections of plays will sometimes include your play.
     Sample collection of plays:  Best plays of the seventies / edited by Stanley Richards
     Sample Keyword search: Elephant Man Gray

5. After searching for your play, click on the WorldCat (upper right-hand of the screen) to look for copies held at other libraries.

Plays found in Databases

How to locate a play through a database.