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Spring 2023 Semester Hours (starting January 22)
- Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
- Friday: 8am-4:30pm
- Saturday: 1pm-4:30pm
- Sunday: 1pm-8pm
This guide describes how to find play monologues using Staley Library resources.
There are several easy ways to go about finding a monologue:
- Find an author first, and then see if the library has any plays written by them.
- Choose a play, and then see if the library owns it.
- Consult a monologue reference book, and then see if the library owns the play.
- Search a popular publisher of plays, and choose one based on date, call number, & description
- Use the North American Theatre Online database.
Other resources that may be of assistance include:
New Plays @ Staley Library
Wake up, Mrs Moore by
Call Number: PS3613.Y38 W3 2020
Publication Date: 2020-12-09
It's 1970 and young feminist Virginia Moore is ready to change the world. By marching against the war in Vietnam, and for equal rights for women, Virginia is going to make a better future for all. After being struck in the head at a rally, she lapses into a coma for 40 years. Her husband Glenn and sister Alma visit her bedside to share the events and years of American life she is missing, while Virginia travels the globe and experiences the feminist dream in her mind. When she miraculously wakes, what has changed in America? Is this the future Virginia imagined, and who continues to sleep?
Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner by
Call Number: PS3552.R675 A4 2020
Publication Date: 2020-11-25
A waitress and janitor are working the overnight shift at the Starlight All Night Diner. Jessa, the waitress, is pregnant and married to someone who is not up to the task. Sam, the janitor, is rough around the edges and lives in her truck. It's almost immediately apparent that Sam is in love with Jessa, which Sam somehow thinks she's hiding very well. Outside, a passing comet-Comet Killjoy-is creating an unnaturally bright night sky.
Briefcase Warriors by
Call Number: PS3570.W6 B75 2001
Publication Date: 2001-03-15
In Briefcase Warriors, a collection of six fast-paced, thought-provoking plays, E. Donald Two-Rivers presents an intricate and multifaceted view of contemporary American Indian urban life. Alternately sad, humorous, or discomfiting, these plays range from one-act vignettes accessible to young adults to extended portrayals of the seedier side of urban existence. Fast-talking and hard-living, the characters depicted by Two-Rivers struggle to survive the sometimes hostile environs of a society whose members think of them as a vanishing race.
Aristophanes' the birds by
Call Number: PS3618.E56 A75 2021
Publication Date: 2021
Two movie moguls abandon an increasingly vain and shallow society, making their way into the desert to live among the birds. Seeking the freedom and tranquility that come with bird-living, they must make a case for why they deserve an avian transformation, but all they have to offer are the pieces of civilization they’ve tried to leave behind. THE BIRDS begs the question: Can human beings truly go against their nature? Originally performed in 414 B.C. and written chockablock full of pop culture references of the time, Reno and Weissman have dusted off Aristophanes’ Attic Comedy and provided opportunities for theatremakers to tailor the play to their particular place and time