Finding Scripts


Resources to Help Find a Script

If Randall Library doesn't have the script available, use interlibrary loan to request a copy. 


English Drama in Randall Library

Catalog results for 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. Provides access to history and criticism, bibliographies, and plot themes for 18th, 19th, and 20th century works.

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African American Drama in Randall Library

Browse these library catalog results to find scripts and texts by African American playwrights and authors held in Randall Library (also see American Drama).

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Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Search engine for finding plays based on genre, number of male/female/total parts, and length of play.

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

Users can input a number of male and 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.

Finding Books on the Shelf

Ready to find library books on the shelf? Our books are arranged in Library of Congress call number order. Below are some helpful links and just ask a librarian for help if needed. 

Library of Congress Classification (LC)

Randall Library help page for Library of Congress catalog classifications.

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Drama Online

Drama Online is Randall Library's largest collection of digital play scripts. You can search by the number of male or female 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."

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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.

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Interlibrary Loan

If we do not have the full-text of the articles, or a book you need, fill out the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) form and request it. This is a free service for students, faculty, and staff. 

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Writing Help

Citation and Bibliography Help

Vetted & reliable tools collected by Randall Library.

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Writing Services

The Writing Center in the University Learning Center is located on the first floor of DePaolo Hall (DE 1003).

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Free to UNCW faculty, staff, and students, Read&Write is "a flexible literacy software solution that can help readers and writers...access support tools needed to reach their potential, build confidence and independence and succeed."

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