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Plays and Playwrights

An overview of the resources available in the field of plays and playwrights.

Search BobCat

Search for books, journals, videos, etc. in our local libraries and special collections.

BobCat Search Tips

Tips on searching

Search for books, journals and other print materials, videos, sound recordings, e-books, e-journals, databases, and indexes in local libraries and special collections. Just click on Articles/search by content to access journal articles about Plays or Playwrights

By a playwright:

  • Search: "mamet" in Author and "plays" in Title
  • If you want all works by a particular author, search only by author.
    • For example, mamet, david in Author will retrieve a complete list of works by the author.

About a playwright:

  • Search "O'neill" in Subject Heading and theater in Subject Heading
  • If you want all works about a particular playwright, search only by subject.
    • For example, o'neill, eugene in Subject Heading

About plays:

  • Search
    • "theater" in Subject Heading and "staging" in Subject Heading
    • "english drama" in Subject Heading and women in Subject Heading

Use WorldCat to find books outside of Bobst

Looking for books and plays you can't find in BobCat? WorldCat is the place to go. WorldCat also is a great place to find "chapters" of books.

Screenwriter's & Playwright's Market