Finding Plays

Browse through Plays at Call Number Range:  PN6110.7 – PN6120 located on 3rd floor, central

Find a Specific Play:

  • Search MERLIN/MOBIUS by author or title of play or anthology of plays.
  • Search for plays in anthologies:
               Searches the fulltext of books.  Depending on the book, you may be able to see the table of contents, index, portions of the book or the full-text.
    • Inter-Play
      Online index to plays in collections, anthologies, and periodicals from Portland State University.  
    • Ottemiller’s Index to Plays in Collections: An Author and title Index to Plays Appearing in collections Published Between 1900 and 1985 (Ellis Library Reference PN 1655 .O86 1988) [map]
    • Play Index (Ellis Library Reference Z 5781 .P53, 1949-1997) [map] Contains Cast Analysis Index which allows one to identify plays by the makeup of the cast so it can be used to find one-person dramas, plays for a mixed cast of two men and three women, etc.
  • Search LION: Literature Online  mu
    • Click on Texts in the sidebar to search for plays in English from the Middle Ages to around 1920. 
    • Searches the full-text, notes, cast, etc. so one can search for quotations, types of characters and types of plays