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Monologues and Dialogues: Indexes to Plays and Scripts

Finding Playscripts in UCSB Library

The best way to locate plays in the library is to search UC Library Search by



"Title" AND Author/Creator


Screenshot of Advanced UC Library Search with fields highlighted

But if you want to search for plays based on

  • topic or dramatic theme
  • cast size
  • different types of roles
  • one act vs. full length

then, use some of the resources below to find out about plays that have been published and THEN come back to UC Library Search or WorldCat Discovery and search for a copy to borrow.

Using the Library Catalog

If you don't need a specific play but just want to browse collections or anthologies, you can do a subject search in the library catalog for broad topics such as:

Drama -- collections

Drama -- indexes

American drama -- collections

Children's plays

English drama

One act plays

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