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Search and Browse for Playscripts and Monologues

Playscripts can be challenging to find in the library. Unlike other kinds of materials like art books and musical scores, they aren't all found in the same part of the library! There is also no category for playscripts that you can use to search for plays. To make it easier to discover new plays and find recommendations from your instructors, check out the new Playscripts Collections!

The Playscripts Collections includes hundreds of playscripts as well as monologue books held by the Libraries. They are grouped into subcollections to make it easier for you to find the kind of play or playwright that you're interested in. You can browse or search by title or author within a subcollection. This resource is a work in progress, so you will see more plays and subcollections added to it over your time at Temple.

N.B.: Sometimes we own multiple copies of the same play! If you find a play in the Collections but you want a different format or the copy is checked out, use the library search bar below to look up another copy.

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Find Playscripts Online

Cover of Angels in America by Tony Kushner showing a crouching angel.Cover of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins showing a busted up table in a shadowy room.Cover of Fat Ham by James Ijames showing a paper plate on a picnic table with a skull-like face.Cover of A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry showing an outline drawing of a rowhouse against an orange background.

Sites for Monologues

In addition to the library's online catalog and databases, there are sites that are helpful in finding monologues.  Here are a few.