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Mayelin Perez
Van Pelt Library, 215

Finding One-Act Plays in Drama Online

  1. Connect with Drama Online using the link above to filter to One-Act Plays.
  2. Select "Plays" from the top navigation, and on the next page, toggle to have only subscriber content show. That will limit what you see to only what Penn has paid for.
  3. Select "Find Plays" in the link next to the line at the top: "Have a specific cast size or length of play in mind? Find plays"
  4. Toggle the Genre filter to "One-Act Plays." You can use many of the other filters to see a more specific sub-set of One-Act plays.

That's it! Some screenshots below should guide you through this process.



Drama Online - Plays



Drama Online - Find Plays



Drama Online - Filters


Finding One-Act Plays in the Franklin Catalog

  1. Enter the Franklin catalog at the link above.
  2. Choose the Advanced Search option.
  3. In the Advanced Search, type in "one-act plays" and change the field to "Subject Heading Keyword." You can add other keywords to the search in a different line using the Keyword field.
  4. In the result screen, you should see one-act plays that fit your criteria, listing the availability, location, and call number. The "See shelf location" link can tell you where specifically in the building to find items.

See screenshots below for more details.


Franklin - Advanced



Franklin - Advanced Search



Franklin - Result

Best American Short Plays Series

If you're interesting in browsing a best-of collection containing many one-act plays, you might be interested in the Best American Short Plays series. They're shelved in the Van Pelt Stacks on the 3rd floor at PN6120.A4 .B44, and run from 1990-2016. Immediate preceding this series, right next to them on the shelf, is the "Best Short Plays" series, which ran from the 1950s-1989.

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