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Drama and Theater Resources: Play Scripts & Librettos

Summon Search Tips for Librettos

To find librettos:

  • Enter the word "librettos" followed by the show title in its entirety, adding quotation marks to search as a phrase, i.e. librettos "Sweeney Todd"
  • Limit your search results to content type "Books-e-books" on the left
  • If needed, additionally limit to subject terms "librettos"

Libretti for Early Operas

The 914 Drama Library

Play Scripts Online

Tools for Locating Play Scripts in Print

First, try searching the title and author of your play or musical in Summon, the library catalog. For musicals, include the word "librettos," and limit your search results to Content Type --> Books, e-Books

If you do not find what you're looking for, your play or musical might be contained in a collection with other works, like in an anthology or periodical. Check for your play title the following indexes and locate the title of the larger anthology or periodical. Then, search for that larger title in Summon.

More Information on Plays from Publishers