Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

Play Index is an index of over 30,000 plays written in or translated into English that have been published individually or in anthologies from 1949-present. These plays were originally written from antiquity to the present. Indexed plays are in a wide variety of forms, including classical drama, monologues, musicals, one-act plays, plays in verse, radio plays, television plays, and more. This database does not include the full text of plays; it provides citations, indexing, and abstracts only. Each play’s record includes a variety of useful fields, such as cast requirements, set requirements, music requirements, target audience age group, and subjects covered. Each record also includes a brief abstract describing the play’s plot.    

This database is the electronic counterpart and continuation of the print publication Play Index.

Dates covered

Plays published from 1949-present, originally written from antiquity-present