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Theatre and Performance: Play Scripts

Theatre Resources

Subject Headings

Here are some helpful Subject Headings to find play resources using our Library's catalog.

Click on following links to run subject searches in our catalog:




Drama--Social aspects

Drama--History and criticism



Plot Outlines

 How to find plots in our catalog, click on the following links:

Plots (Drama, novel, etc.

Drama--Stories, plots, etc.

American drama--Stories, plots, etc.


Plays Online


Provides information on more than 30,000 writers and catalog lists to over 100,000 plays.

Dramatists Play Service Inc. 

Offers an extensive list of titles including the most significant American plays of the past fifty years

Plays and Scripts in Print

Search the UToledo  Library Catalog by subject for Drama or Drama-collections or Monologues search by keyword or title to find particular plays. Other plays and scripts will be listed in drama indexes and bibliographies.


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  Playscripts, Inc.   

  Playwrights on the Web

  Project Gutenberg

   E-script An internet scriptwriting workshop



Selected books on plot synopses

Selected Reference Books on Plot Synopses

Click on the following titles to see their bibliographic records in our catalog.

 A Digest of 500 Plays; Plot Outlines and Production Notes. Theodore J. Shank. New York: Crowell-Collier, 1963.

 Masterplots II. Drama series. Ed. Frank N. Magill. Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1990.

 Drury's Guide to Best Plays. Francis K.W. Drury. Washington: 1987.

 The Plots of Some of the Most Famous Old English Plays. Henry Grey.London: 1900.

 The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama. Ed. John Gassner and Edward Quinn. New York: Crowell, 1969.



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