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Theatre: Monologues & Plays

Find info on locating plays and monologues, theatre job resources, books and articles on all aspects of theatre, and pointers to quality web sites.


You'll find monologues online and in print through the Drama Online database and through the Auraria's catalog. Check out the links below.

Find Plays in the Library

File:Кот в сапогах (спектакль).JPGThe Auraria Libray has a large collection of single and collected plays, in print and online. Here are resources and methods to use to find them.

Here are ways to use Skyline or the Start My Research search box, linked below, to locate plays:

  • Try an author search using the playwright's name or a title search in these tools.
  • Try a keyword search using a play's title.
  • Try a subject search to browse through many different options.
  • Combine a  a subject or other descriptive word or phrase, such as a nation of origin, group of actors, or time period with words like these:
    • Drama
    • Plays
    • Monologues
  • Just typing in a those performance types will also, frequently, bring up many results.

Keyword search examples:

  • American Drama
  • Children's Plays
  • Drama Medieval
  • Musicals
  • One Act Plays

Borrow plays from other libraries. If the Auraria Library doesn't have the play you need, maybe a local library does.

Identify Plays by Criteria

Identify just the type of play you need by choosing such criteria as number of characters, genre, actor gender, and more using any of the play-finding tools below. Then, see if you can borrow a copy from Auraria Library, another library, or on the Web. If not, check out purchase options below.

Free Full-Text Plays Online

In addition to the thousands of online plays available through the Auraria Library (see previous column), there are some great websites offering full-text plays. Know of more free play sites? Let us know via the comments link below!

Find Plays in Collections

A play you want may be part of a collection of plays available at Auraria Library or other libraries.  Or a play may have been published in a magazine - but nowhere else!  The indexes below helps you identify where some elusive plays might be found.

Streaming Videos

Check out these special streaming video collections the Library supplies!

Below is a sample clip from the Theatre in Video collection.

Free Theatre Videos Online