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Overview of theatre resources for researchers at ISU

Finding Playscripts Online

All of these resources provide access to full-text access to playscripts.

Finding Playscripts at Milner

For a specific play, try a general keyword search for the playwright's surname and one or two keywords from the title.

For a broader search of Milner's playscript collection:

  • Search for the term "playscript"
  • On the results page, locate the GENRE dropdown in the right sidebar
  • Click DRAMA to limit the results

All of the results returning should be playscripts. You may also further refine the search by topic, language, date of publication, etc.

You may also search the Milner Library catalog by publisher:

  • Dramatists Play Service
  • Oberon Books
  • Playwrights Canada Press
  • Dramatic Publishing
  • Theatre Communications Group
  • Nick Hern Books
  • Samuel French
  • Calder
  • Calder & Boyars
  • Methuen
  • PAJ Playscrips

Fine Arts Librarian

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Heather Koopmans
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