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Drama Online

Drama Online is Randall Library's largest collection of digital play scripts. You can by the number of men & women characters, word count, genre and more. Most of the plays are available in full-text, otherwise you can request the play via interlibrary loan

Drama Online

A digital library of the most studied, performed, and critically acclaimed plays from the last 2,500 years. Visit Drama Online to explore play texts and read "context & criticism."

Please note that our access privileges do not include all of the play texts; if access to a particular play is not available, please request a copy via interlibrary loan.   Our privileges also do not include the audio plays or filmed productions.

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Resources to help you pick a script

Use these books, databases, and websites to pick a scriptThen, search the library catalog to see if Randall Library has a copy.  If Randall Library doesn't have the script, use interlibrary loan to request a copy. 


English Drama in Randall Library

Browse these subject headings to find English plays held in Randall Library.

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American Drama in Randall Library

Browse these subject headings to find American plays held in Randall Library. 

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African American Drama in Randall Library

Browse these results to find scripts by African American playrights held in Randall Library (also see American Drama).

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Play Index

Play Index enables users to search some 44,000 plays published individually or in collections from 1949 to the present. The database covers a wide range of plays written or translated into English, including one-act plays, pageants, radio and television plays, and classic drama.

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indexes 44,000 plays published from 1949 to the present (including one-act plays, pageants, radio & television plays, and classic drama).
Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Select the number of men and women and size of total cast to begin searching

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searches by the number of men & women and size of total cast.

Select the number of male & female parts to generate a list of plays.

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searches by the number of male & female parts to generate a list of plays.

Browse for Scripts in the Library By Call Number

Below are the Library of Congress call number ranges that likely include scripts. Go to the corresponding area of the library's general collection (2nd floor) to browse the shelves.

  • Literature (General). Drama: PN1600-3307 
    • The Monologue: PN1530 
    • The Dialogue: PN1551
    • Dramatic representation. The Theater: PN2000-3307 
      • By time period: PN2131-2193
    • Collections of General Literature. Drama: PN6110.5-6120
  • French Literature: PQ500-2726
    • Authors: PQ1411-2726
    • Drama Collections: PQ1211-1241
  • Italian Literature: PQ4133-4926
    • Drama Collections: PQ4227-4245
    • Authors: PQ4265-4926
  • Spanish Literature: PQ6098.7-6726
    • Drama Collections: PQ6217-6241
    • Authors: PQ6271-6726
  • English Literature: PR621-6126
    • Drama Collections: PR1241-1273
    • Authors: PR1490-6126
  • American Literature: PS330-3626 
    • Drama Collections: PS623-635
    • Authors: PS700-3626
  • German Literature: PT605-2728 
    • Drama Collections: PT1251-1299
    • Authors: PT1501-2728
  • Greek Literature: PA3050-4505 
    • Authors: PA3818-4505
      • Sophocles: PA4413-4434

Thanks to Williams College & Wake Forest University.

Searching Beyond Randall Library

is a guide to searching beyond Randall Library for hard-to-find items.

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