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ENGL 2020: Themes in Literature and Culture: Theatre/plays

Find a play in the library

The Library's print collection includes many plays in individual volumes, and many more that are published in collections, or anthologies.

To find a specific play use the "Books" option in the library search box to enter the play title, placing quotes around the title, e.g. "raisin in the sun." This will find that title in a stand-alone edition or as part of an anthology. You might also find critical works about the play.

If you don't find the play you need in the catalog try Play Index AND Inter-Play listed to the right. The catalog records for some anthologies don't include detailed title information but you can find the titles through Play Index or Inter-Play.

Print reference sources

These volumes are found on the first floor of the library, near the reference desk

Encyclopedia of Musical Theatre 782.14 G15e2001

Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance  792.03 Ox2k

A Chronology of American Musical Theater 782.14 N82c

New York Times Guide to Arts of the 20th Century 700.904 N42b


Streaming video sources

Databases for Theatre

Online play resources