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Finding Plays

American Plays, Printed 1714-1830:
A Bibliographical Record
(Frank Pierce Hill. Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 1934.)
Organized by author (and title for anonymous publications) and also offers a chronological list.

Plays in Periodicals; An Index to English Language
Scripts in Twentieth-Century Journals
Lvl 5 East - Z1231.D7 H6
(Charlotte A. Patterson. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1970.)
Bibliography of plays appearing in magazines, newspapers, and journals from 1900-1969.

Later American Plays, 1831-1900:
Being a Compilation of the Titles of Plays by
American Authors Published and Performed
in America since 1831
Lvl 4 West - PN2016 .D7 1900
(Robert F. Roden. New York: Burt Franklin, 1900.)
List of plays published in English in the middle-to-late nineteenth century.

The Ivan R. Dee Guide to Plays and Playwrights.
(Trevor R. Griffiths. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004.)
Originally published as The Theatre Guide, this publication offers information on plays and their authors.

The Play Index.
(Fidell, Estelle A, ed. New York: HW Wilson, 1949-2002.)
Source for locating plays published in various formats and sources, organized by year of publication.
Banned Plays:
Censorship Histories of 125 Stage Dramas
(Dawn B. Sova. New York: Facts on File, 2004.)
An annotated list of plays and their history of censorship.

Ottemiller's index to plays in collections:
An author and title index to plays appearing in collections published between 1900 and 1985
(John H. Ottemiller. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988.)
A revised and expanded edition to locate plays, organized by author and title.

An online index to help locate plays in printed collections and periodicals (journals and magazines).

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