Library Indexes

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Theatre Alberta’s Library Indexes represent listings of play titles available in our library.

Are you looking for a play requiring a specific number of male and female actors? Here’s How to Search the Indexes by Casting Breakdown.

*These indexes were made prior to the change to our new library program in 2019, so the indexes are not up to date. As KOHA (our new library catalog program) is easier to search, we will not be updating these indexes.

PLEASE NOTE: A Collection Item is a script available in a collection only. You cannot reserve a collection item. You can; however, reserve the collection the script is in. In these indexes, you will find the title of the collection in the Subtitle of the Collection Item.

TitlePDF Download (updated May 28th, 2018)

New Acquisitions

May 1st 2017 – May 15th 2018

Canadian Plays

 

One-Acts
One-Acts in Collections

Full-Lengths (1-6 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (1-6 actors)
Full-Lengths (7+ actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (7+ actors)

Dramas

One-Acts (1-3 actors)
One-Acts in Collections (1-3 actors)
One-Acts (4-6 actors)
One-Acts in Collections (4-6 actors)
One-Acts (7+ actors)
One-Acts in Collections (7+ actors)

Full-Lengths (1-3 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (1-3 actors)
Full-Lengths (4-6 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (4-6 actors)
Full-Lengths (7-9 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (7-9 actors)
Full-Lengths (10+ actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (10+ actors)

Comedies

 

 

One-Acts (1-3 actors)
One-Acts in Collections (1-3 actors)
One-Acts (4-6 actors)
One-Acts in Collections (4-6 actors)
One-Acts (7+ actors)
One-Acts in Collections (7+ actors)

Full-Lengths (1-3 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (1-3 actors)
Full-Lengths (4-6 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (4-6 actors)
Full-Lengths (7-9 actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (7-9 actors)
Full-Lengths (10+ actors)
Full-Lengths in Collections (10+ actors)

Children

 

One-Acts
One-Acts in Collections
Full-Lengths
Full-Lengths in Collections
Musicals

Young Adults

 

One-Acts
One-Acts in Collections
Full-Lengths
Full-Lengths in Collections
Musicals

Musicals & Vocal Scores

Librettos
Canadian Librettos
VocalScores & Selections

Christmas

 

Christmas Plays
Plays in Collections
Christmas Collections

Religious

Religious Plays
Plays in Collections
Religious Collections

Scenes & Monologues

Scenes and Monologues

Seniors

Plays for Seniors

Radio, TV & Screenplays

Radio Plays
Television Plays
Screenplays

Miscellaneous 

LGBTQ+
Indigenous
Alberta Playwrights 

 

 

Searching the Library Indexes

To search the Indexes for the casting breakdown of plays, you need to know two things: How to bring up the Search feature in you web browser and the search terms we use when cataloguing our plays. Here’s how it works:

To bring up the Search feature in your web browser:

The procedure varies slightly depending on your computer:

PC instructions:
1. Open the index you’d like to search
2. Press Ctrl + F (the Control key and the F key at the same time) to open a search window in the upper left hand corner of your browser

MAC instructions:
1. Open the index you’d like to search
2. Press Command + F (the Command key and the F key at the same time) to open a Find window in the upper right hand corner of your browser 

The search terms to enter:

Casting breakdown is entered into the description field in a specific way and a successful search is dependent on recreating the exact phrasing and grammar. Here’s the key:

[number of male actors] male; [number of female actors] female
For example: three male; two female or two male; six female

Make sure you’re spelling out the number of actors instead of entering the numeral.

Exceptions:
All male or female cast: Search all male cast; [number] characters or all female cast; [number] characters. For example: all male cast; three characters or all female cast; two characters. The search results will include plays that require doubling.

Large cast: Searches may or may not be successful as large casts are sometimes entered as simply large cast.

Other searches:

Now that you know how to do casting breakdown searches, try using the search feature for subjects or a playwright’s name or anything else you can think of that we may have entered into the description of a play.

Happy Searching!

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