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Theatre Resources: Plays and Librettos

Play Scripts and Librettos in the Library

Both the Albert Alphin and Stan Getz Libraries contain a wealth of plays, scripts and librettos, though the Alphin Library does hold a much larger collection. On this page, you'll find a small sampling of the types of materials that you'll find on our shelves. 

Some helpful notes about Call Numbers:

  • Plays are categories along with other types of literature, so you'll find them within the P section. Some main categories you'll encounter are:
    • PN: Used for general literature - where you might find play collections
    • PS: American Playwrights
    • PR: English Playwrights
  • Scripts to Musicals or Musical Theatre Librettos are classified under the ML section, because they are accompanying a musical work.
    • They are commonly found with the call number ML50. 
    • You might also find collections of song lyrics from major lyricists and songwriters, under the prefix ML54.6 

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