Electronic text archives and plays online
Plays online (listed by author)
This is a free service for playwrights and play readers.
Readers will find here links to all the plays we know about that are available in full text versions online for free.
Playwrights are invited to tell us of plays they have made available online. In some circumstances, we may be able to host texts for playwrights who do not have access to their own web site. Please email (Contact Us) for details.
a new way to license plays for production (Recommended by Dennis Wickline.)These scripts are available electronically as text document attachments. These scripts have been produced in intimate venues around the country.
A Twentieth Century Trilogy (Recommended by Beverly Jones.)Valuable drama online
ACTORFEST 2002 (Recommended by Kevin Brendle.)Great place to network with NY's finest agents, casting directors, managers, and actors.
Chrononhotonthologos (1734), by Henry CareyWelcome addition to the online corpus of the play than contains the famous line, 'Exit in a Huff', much beloved of Thespians since. The most tragical tragedy that was ever tragediz'd by any company of tragedians...
Complete online texts of selected plays by O'Neill (Recommended by Marilyn Wu.)In fact the whole website is great!
CONTEMPORARY GREEK DANCING COMPANY (Recommended by Evi Sfikaki.)The only European dancing dompany with 5 dancing project from KALEIDOASCOPE to CULTURE 2000
DRAMATIC EXCHANGE (Recommended by John Baca-Saavedra.)This is a free online service that publishes plays.
Dramma.it (Recommended by Marcello Isidori.)Italian contemporary plays available for free reading and downloading on line
French Medieval Plays and MysteriesAn authoritative collection of high-quality texts prepared with great care. Recommended.
Hippopotamus dreams (Recommended by Victor Liapin.)New Russian play.
Kemp's Nine Daies Wonder (1600)Fine transcription by Richard Bear for Renascence Editions (Oregon).
La page Molière (Recommended by Philippe Parker.)Complete works of Molière, biographical information and other links.
LA Theatre Works (Recommended by Jo Jo.)Over 125 award-winning plays,musicals, docudramas recorded in front of a live audience.
Lazy Bee Scripts - complete scripts for pantomimes and plays on line (Recommended by Stuart Ardern.)Complete scripts of (British) pantomimes, plays for adults and plays for kids can be read on line (in a Java applet). Includes Cinderella, Aladdin, Snow White, Dick Whittington and Puss-in-Boots.
Littèrature francophone virtuelleSuperb site maintained by Carole Netter at Swarthmore. Covers full range of French literature with special emphasis on contemporary writers
Open Wardrobes: The Theatre of Colorado Tolston (Recommended by Colorado Tolston.)Site contains original plays in genres such as fantasy, religious, and mystery.
Original Plays by Bradley Hayward (Recommended by Janet Millar.)We are a school theatre group and we have used two of Mr. Hayward's plays. They are terrific and should be "out there".
Perseus Project Home Page (Recommended by Weldon B. Durham.)Excellent source for classical texts, images; links to other sites of interest to scholars of classical theatre and culture.
play scripts in English and Danish (Recommended by Kaj Himmelstrup.)play scripts in English and Danish, free download
play texts for free download (Recommended by Kaj Himmelstrup.)Plays in English. Free download.
Plays For Kids To Do (Recommended by James J. Brunelle.)Fun, smart one-act plays for young players. Free monologues.
Plays For ProductionThis page provide original plays by new playwrights at extremely affordable prices.
plays in english and danish (Recommended by Kaj Himmelstrup.)full playtexts, also plays for children,
Playscripts.com - Your source for new plays (Recommended by Jonathan Rand.)A publisher of new plays for stage performance, offering free online perusal of full scripts.
ProPlay (Recommended by Frank Moher.)Online publisher of professionally-produced stage plays, available for immediate reading.
Radio DramaScripts and teaching notes
radio drama (Recommended by steve walker.)unique site of playtexts of radio drama, largest on the www, by award-winning playwright
Renaissance Electronic TextsA series of old-spelling, SGML-encoded editions of early individual copies of English Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of such works, published on the World Wide Web as a free resource for students of the period by the University of Toronto Library
Rotgans's play Scilla (in Dutch) (Recommended by Antonius Harmsen.)Dutch eighteenth century tragedy
Shakespeare parodies (Recommended by Richard Nathan.)Full length parody scripts of "Hamlet," "Macbeth" and "King Lear."
Short plays from Portugal (English version) (Recommended by Teixeira Moita.)A page with some information about the author and online powerful short plays.
Six Characters in Search of an Author, L. Pirandello, 1921 (Recommended by Steve Lee.)The entire text of "Six Characters in Search of an Author" online plus at site there are other online worksLinks to a vast collection of online Spanish plays. Maintained by Vern Williamson, who deserves a medal
Textes dramatiquesA key location for tracking down online French play texts. Maintained by Andre Bourassa at UQAM
The Digital Performance Archive - charting cybertrends in performance (Recommended by Stuart Simpson.)The Digital Performance Archive (DPA) traces the rapid developments taking place which combine performance activity with new digital technologies -from live theatre and dance productions that incorporate digital projections, to performances
The Gutenberg Project -- Public Domain Literature and Plays Online (Recommended by Marcus Wright.)Free site that contains the complete text of thousands of public domain plays and works of literature. A must for the starving college student.
The Live Art Archives (Recommended by Stuart Simpson.)The Live Art Archive holds information about existing Live Art / Performance Art materials, records and publications primarily in England and the UK. Developed by Nottingham Trent University supported by the Arts Council of England
The Plays of Bryon Burruss (Recommended by Bryon Burruss.)Contemporary and controversial new Amewrican plays
The Tech Classics ArchivePart of the Internet Classics Archive at MIT. Hundreds of plays available, supported by a strong search engine. Bring your own toga
The Thomas Middleton Page
Thèâtre et Arts du spectacleMore from Carole Netter at Swarthmore. Check out the 'Actualités' section, which often has great features
Theatre Links (Recommended by TeatroLinks.)International Theatre Links, festivals, history, drama, schools
Three Unusual Scientists (Recommended by Beverly Jones.)Valuable drama online by playwright Martha Keltz
Victor Hugo -- Translation of Hugo's plays by Frank J. Morlock (Recommended by P.A. Teter.)Plays by Victor Hugo not previously available in English. Frank J. Morlock's excellent translation of the play _Ninety-Three_ by Victor Hugo and Paul Meurice, based on Hugo's novel _Quatre-vingt-treize_, is now available on online.
Wissensdrang.com (Recommended by Dr. Roger Peters.)A suite of comedy-dramas for high school students, written in English & French, which partially bridge the prevailing literary & scientific cultures
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