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Actors Page

An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of Acting.

About a Play

Use these databases to find out what a play is "about."

Online Play Databases

These databases include full text of plays, selected playbills, production photographs and other ephemera.

Monologues & Scenes

Tips for locating monologues and scenes

  • Most of our books of monologues have call numbers beginning with PN 2080 and are shelved on the 8th floor. If you don't have a specific type of monologue in mind, you might want to browse the shelves to see what's available.
  • In the online catalog, BobCat, there is no specific subject heading for scene books.You can perform a keyword search in the catalog for the term monologues. If you are looking for a particular type of monologue, try combining the word monologues with a descriptive keyword, such as:
    • monologues and men,
    • monologues and women,
    • monologues and classical, and
    • monologues and contemporary, etc.
  • You can also find monologues in any of the Online Play Databases, just choose Advanced Search and enter monologue.

Play Reviews

Try these databases to find play reviews


Searching Tip:

Enter name of play + author's name (in quotes) + the word "Review"

For example: A Raisin in the Sun + "Lorraine Hansberry" + Review