If you have questions about theatre research, contact Katherine Hooker, the library's theatre liaison.
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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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