Drama (Plays, Screen Plays,
The following guide provides Web site links,
books in the Rio Hondo College Library, and access to online periodical articles about this subject.
The Web site link(s) have been researched, evaluated, and annotated by
Rio Hondo College Librarians. The Librarians have specifically
selected these Web sites to meet the research needs of Rio Hondo
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Web Site Links
Great Books Online
Click on the "fiction" tab and search by author, title of play, or
the keyword plays. Plays listed are free of copyright and
available free online.
Archives and Plays Online
An extensive list of links to plays, screenplays, and scripts that
are available online (free). This list is maintained by the
reputable and hard-working staff at the WWW Virtual Library.
Complete texts of historical plays. Complete texts of some
Greek and Roman plays (Sophocles, Aristophanes, and Aeschylus).
Also a selection of historical plays from other periods up to the
Contains plays that re fee of copyright and available free online.
Search by author, tile of play, or the keyword(s) play(s).
Historical database of Folk Play Scripts
The "Traditional Drama Research Group" has compiled a vast
collection of plays from England's past. Good source for
historical plays, featuring holiday events, Renaissance festivals,
mummers and Robin Hood.
Justin's Theatre Links
A large collection of links to all aspects of theater, including
history, practitioners, genres and styles, playwrights, scripts,
companies, stagecraft, costumes, education and curriculum
resources, and much more Searchable. Maintain by the head
of the drama department of Avila College, Melbourne, Australia.
Pro Play : Professional Stage Plays on the Web
Whole and partial scripts of plays available free on the
Internet. Available in .pdf format. Both well-known
and new playwrights.
SimplyScripts - Movie Scripts and Screenplays
This site provides links to scripts including recent films.
Scripts include movie and screenplay scripts as well as
television scripts. A blog features updates to the site
and new script links. Links are provided to other script
(Rio Hondo Students only) top
Rio Hondo College databases.`
Shakespeare on Disc
Complete plays of William Shakespeare available from Library
The following books can be located in the
Rio Hondo College Library.
The Oxford dictionary of plays
Call number: Ref PN1625.P38 2005
Call number: Ref PN1601.D59
Suggested Subject Headings
For additional titles on this topic at Rio Hondo, click on the
following Library of Congress subject headings:
American drama--Mexican American authors
English drama--20th century
Use the box below to search for additional resources in Rio Hondo
Note: Finding plays in Library Catalog
If you are looking for a specific play, type in the title
and click on "GO" to do a keyword ("Any Field") search.
Many plays are published in collections or anthologies, and a
keyword search is the most effective way to find them.
The Rio Hondo College Library
provides online access to full-text articles through our
online databases. Please note: you must be a Rio Hondo College
student, faculty, staff or board member to use these services.
The sample searches
and articles below are from the
ProQuest database. If you are viewing this
subject guide from an on-campus computer, simply click on the
links below. To gain access if you are at home or off-campus,
first click here:
https://rioweb.riohondo.edu/library/. Input your student
ID number and password [your birthdate]. You will see a
list of all the online databases to which you have access. Click on ProQuest and enter the database. You may conduct your own
searches at this point or come back to this subject guide and
click on any of the links below:
SU(theater) AND SU(reviews)
Researched and evaluated by:
A. Enright, Librarian 10/2006
updated: C. Oldham, Librarian 3/2010