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Theatre Arts

A guide to the Moorpark College Library collection of books, databases, periodicals and Web sites on the subject of theater.

Finding Plays in the Moorpark College Library

Copies of plays/monologues are located in three locations in the library: The Main Collection, the Theatre Arts Collection and the Reference Collection.

1. For browsing, a good starting place is the Theatre Arts Collection. This is a collection of plays located on the second floor of the library and is arranged first by author's last name and then by title of the play.
image of the Theatre Arts Collection sign

2. The Main Collection includes complete plays as well as anthologies and is arranged by Library of Congress classification system. Use the Library Catalog (OneSearch) to find your play. Plays are included in the literature section of the library and are often collected in anthologies. A print index will give you the title of the anthology or other source in which the play can be found. 
Library of Congress Call Number Ranges for Theatre:
PA Greek, Roman & Latin, PN 1997 Screenplays, PN 2080 Monologues, PQ French, Italian & Spanish, PR English PS American, PT German , Dutch, Norwegian & Swedish, M Music and musical theatre

image of a set of monologues in Main Collectionimage of a set of books best plays in Main Collection

3. The Reference Collection contains monologues, scenes for acting and indexes to plays in collections. 

image of monologues in the Reference Collection

Quick Tips in Using the Library Catalog:

  1. If you know the author, type their name in the search box and click search. The results list will include Author's writings held by the library.
  2. If you know the title of a play, type the specific title in the search box and click search. 

If you need more help, please ask the librarian.