Plays and Monologues can be published in different ways:
1. As a separate book or playscript.
Search SouthernSearch by Title (of Play) or try Keyword (for example: "playscript," "monologues," or "acting and auditions") or by Author
2. In a collection or anthology (as in a collection of one authors work, as a collection of plays written by various authors, as a collection of American or British plays, plays by women, etc.)
3. In a database, journal or magazine, on the Internet
4. Buley library subscribes to some databases that contain the full-text of plays.
5. Some (older) plays can be found on the Internet, or you can use an index or website to find the source containing the play and then locate that source through your local library or through interlibrary loan. Internet resources such as the Gutenberg Project, the Internet Archive, and the Hathi Trust Digital Library will also have plays in full text.
Library Resources for Plays include:
Play Index (1800-1992)
Oxford Dictionary of Plays information on 1,000 plays in world theatre. Each entry includes details of the title, author, date of writing, date of first performance, genre, setting, and composition of cast; there is also a summary of the play's plot, and a brief commentary.
Selected Collections of Plays:
Kilroy's List Volume One: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights
The best 10-minute plays, 2012 (Hilton C. Buley Library Main Circulating Stacks / Call Number: PN6110.7 .B476 2012 )
Internet sources for plays:
Alternative Canon "Non-Western plays, plays by Black, Indigenous, people of color, by women and by queer writers from before 1945."
50 Playwright Project "The 50 Playwrights Project supports Latin@ playwrights by creating digital resources, disseminating research, and supporting new play development."
trans, and non-binary writers of the American theatre"