Theatre Arts: Find Plays & Criticism

Guide to research and library resources for students in theatre classes

Find Plays

What Plays are in the Library?

If you already know of a title and/or a playwright that you're interested in, do a search in the catalog. If we don't have it, we can probably get it for you within a few days through our Summit borrowing system (see below).

Click on the links below to see all of the plays we have from each area. If you're browsing the shelves, you can find plays under the following call numbers:

Online Play Discovery Tools

Note: these plays are usually not free

Getting a book we don't have through Summit

If we don't have a book, chances are we can get it for you!

When you find an item with a Check holdings message that means the book is not in our collection or is checked out. You may be able to request the book from a library in our region. If you don't see the "Request from another Summit library (about 5 days)" link button, you will need to log in with your MyPCC username and password after you click the blue "Sign in" button. 

Items requested through Summit can be delivered to any PCC Library at no cost for pick-up in 2-5 days. An email to your MyPCC account will notify you when your item is ready for pick up. PCC students and staff can visit any Summit library and borrow items directly with your PCC photo ID. Return your borrowed items to any PCC library.

A screenshot showing the location of the Summit request button under Get It in the catalog.

Find Monologues

Finding Criticism of Your Play

These three databases contain literary and drama criticism, and you may find criticism of your play in one of the following three databases and the eBook.

You can also try to do a search for the title of your play as a subject in the advanced catalog search to see what books exist about your play.