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Theatre: Subject Guide: Home

Resources for your Theatre research in the Smith Library Center and on the Web.


theatreThis guide includes:

  • Reference sources in print and online
  • Online databases to search journal articles
  • Books about theatre
  • Where to find scripts, monologues, scores and play reviews
  • Websites, citation information, and more!

If you have questions about theatre research, contact Dana Hendrix, the library's theatre liaison. Her contact info is on the right. 

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Play Index

Play Index searches over 30,000 plays written from antiquity to the present and published from 1949 to the present. Play Index includes plays written in or translated into English, including mysteries, pageants, plays in verse, puppet performances, radio and television plays, and classic drama. Search for plays by title; author; subject (sisters, culture conflict, marriage); style (symbolism, experimental theater); genre (comedy, melodrama, musical); or cast type.

Note that many plays are published in multiple publications; doing keyword searches in the library's online catalog will check to see if the plays you find listed in Play Index are in our library's collection.

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