Plays and scripts (incl. Drama Online)

The sites listed here give access to the text of plays, scripts, monologues etc. There are also a couple of resources indexing plays by cast size and gender.

Drama Online
The Library subscribes to the Bloomsbury & Faber collection, Nick Hern Books, Aurora Metro and Playwrights Canada Press.
The Library does NOT subscribe to the audio or video modules in Drama Online.
[Alternative audio and video content can be found in Section 9: Audio and Visual Resources].

Drama Online offers playtexts from Aeschylus to the present day, accompanied by theory and practice, with production stills from the V&A's archive.
On campus, authentication is via IP address so you should be logged on automatically.
Off campus, click on the Log in button in the top right-hand corner.
When the pop-up appears click on Log in via your institution. Then click on Show Organizations. You will find Rose Bruford in the list.
When you click on Rose Bruford you will get taken to a familiar log in screen where you use your college username and password to gain access.

Twentieth Century Drama (Alexander Street Press / ProQuest)
Twentieth Century Drama - off campus access
Twentieth Century Drama - contents
The most important works from the last century from the English-speaking world, featuring plays from noted playwrights as well as lesser known dramatists, the collection includes works by over 300 writers.

LA Theatre Works (audio-files from Digital Theatre Plus)


Anthology online (Trinity College London)
A free online anthology of speeches recommended by Trinity College for use in their exams.

BBC Writer's room Script Library
About 220 BBC radio, TV and film scripts

Black Plays Archive (National Theatre)
An online catalogue for the first professional production of every African, Caribbean and Black British play produced in Britain, with interviews and essays on Black British Theatre and a selection of play extracts, recorded especially for the Archive.

Theatre History.com Script Archive
Four sections comprising full-length plays, one-act plays, 10-minute plays and monologues.

WikiSource: Drama
Ancient, Elizabethan and Modern drama texts including for example Chekhov's The Seagull
and The cherry orchard.

Simply Scripts
Links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts, movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows.


Backstage: The Monologuer
A resource to find dramatic and comedic monologues to assist you in preparing for auditions.

Nick Hern: Plays to perform

Playscripts: Find a play

Samuel French: Perform

Doollee.com
Free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays which have been written, adapted or translated, into English since the production of Look Back in Anger in 1956.

Last modified: Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 10:58 AM