An introductory guide to the various resources available for the student of the theatre.
Last Updated: May 20, 2015
Check the library’s catalog to find books and other library materials pertaining to your topic. Begin with some basic keyword searches, combining a few terms that relate to your topic, for example:
Theater and Society
- Amateur Theater
In addition to searching the Sprague Library catalog by author or title for particular play scripts, you can also find scripts within anthologies as well as scenes and monologues. Click the link to check the item's availability:
2 minutes and under : original character monologues for actors
Call Number: PN2080 .A44 1993
The Best plays of... and the year book of the drama in America.
Call Number: PN6112 .B4521
Covers 1899 to 1947
The Best plays theater yearbook
Call Number: PN6112 .B4522
Issued annually, starting 2003-2004
Play the scene : the ultimate collection of contemporary and classic scenes and monologues
Call Number: PN2080 .P59 2004
Plays for Two
Call Number: PN2080 .P6 2014
Publication Date: 2014
The Playwrights' Center monologues for women
Call Number: PN2080 .P6215 2005
New York theatre critics' reviews
Call Number: REF PN1601 .N4
Covers the time period 1943-95. Theatre critics' complete reviews from the New York daily news, Wall Street journal, Time, New York post, Women's wear daily, WABC-TV, CBS-TV, New York times, Christian Science monitor, Newsweek.
The New York Times theater reviews
Call Number: REF PN2266 .N48
New York Times reviews from 1870 through 2000.