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Finding Playscripts, Monologues, and Dialogues

A guide to locating playscripts, monologues, and dialogues using MPAL's collection of print and online resources.


The Music & Performing Arts Library subscribes to many online playscript databases! We've separated the list below into general collections, American playscripts, and international playscript collections. Most of these collections are searchable through the Library catalog, but there are a few, like New Play Exchange and Eighteenth Century Drama: Censorship, Society, and the Stage, that are only searchable through the specific collection's website. 

As always, if you are having trouble finding what you need or you aren't sure which collection to search in, you can always reach out to a librarian for help!

General Playscript Collections

American Playscript Collections

International Playscript Collections