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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Theatre Research Resources: Playscripts

A guide to help students researching topics in theatre.

Playscripts in the Library

The Music & Performing Arts Library has a large collection of playscripts. These can be found in their own dedicated section in the computer area and are arranged alphabetically by playwright's last name and then title of play. Additional playscripts can be found in other libraries, including the Literatures & Languages Library, the Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks, so make sure to search the library catalog as well!

Identifying Plays

The following online tools can help you identify plays based on specific criteria.


Similar to the online tools above, the following print resources can help locate playscripts.

Online Playscript Collections

Free Online Script Resources