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THTR 467 (Woodhead), Acting - Auditions: Library Guides

Resources for finding monologues and preparing for auditions.

Finding Plays

If you have a play or playwright in mind, the best place to start is the library Quick Search! Try a keyword search using the title of the play or the name of the playwright. QuickSearch will find both plays UNLV has in print form and plays that are online through the resources listed below. 

 

You can use a subject search like 

American Drama- 21st Century

to browse plays available in the book stacks and online if you don't have a specific work in mind.

Finding Monologues

You can find collections of monologues in the book stacks in two areas: PN 2080 and PN 4305 .M6

This search is already limited to books or ebooks with Monologues in the subject field. You can add a range of dates to find just recently published monologues; you can also add keywords like classical, modern or contemporary or men or women in the second search box to narrow down your results.

Monologue books collect monologues from published plays as well as film scripts, original monologues, poems and other sources; the book should always give you a citation that points you to the original source. Use that information to track down and read the complete play that a monologue originates from.

 

 

Recent monologue books in ebook format

 

 

free online collections

Books about auditioning (online)

Dialect resources

Resources compiled and described by University of Washington Libraries.

Arden Shakespeare

Monologues

Other Online Play Databases

Databases on this list include the scripts of complete plays online. They do not include tools to identify monologues.

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