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Lewis Library Online Catalog
Use the Library Catalog to search for plays
If you don’t find the play you want with a Title search in the online catalog, try these 3 steps:
(1) Try a “Words and phrase” search, typing in the author's name and the title of the play. Often we have the play only in an anthology, so a “Title” search may not work as it does for novels.
For example, to find Philip Barry’s The Philadelphia Story:
The plays aren’t all shelved together. They’re usually shelved according to the playwright’s nationality and period, for example:
Your best bet is to look up the playwright in the online catalog to determine the call number, or ask the Reference Librarian for assistance.
If you want to browse plays, e.g. to find a speech to use for an audition, you may want to try the play anthologies: