Play Index

This unique database indexes classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.

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At a Glance

Subject Area: Music & Performing Arts

Ideal For: Academic Libraries

Content Includes

  • One-act plays
  • Plays in verse
  • Musicals
  • Radio and television plays
  • Classic drama
  • Monologues

Comprehensive Coverage

Play Index contains records for more than 34,200 plays—published individually or in collections—dating from 1949 to present, and is updated on a weekly basis to incorporate new content. Available content includes nearly 800 monologues from many distinguished playwrights, including Aeschylus, William Shakespeare, Moliere, Anton Checkhov, Tennessee Williams and many more. 


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