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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Theatre Research Resources: Monologues/Dialogues

A guide to help students researching topics in theatre.

Monologues & Dialogues

You may occasionally need to find monologues for assignments or auditions. The information below can help you find them in our library and online.

Searching in the Library Catalog

You can perform a keyword or subject search in the online library catalog using "monologues" or "dialogues."

If you want to specify gender, you can do a keyword search for monologues and women (or men). You can be more precise and from the advanced search screen do "monologues" as a subject term/heading and "women" as a keyword.

But, there are collections of monologues for both genders that don't specify this in the title, so be careful when using a gender term in your search. For example...

Online Tools

The following online tools can be helpful for finding monologues/dialogues. 

Monologue Indexes

There are several indexes that can help you locate individual monologues in a larger work (play) or collection.