Search the Catalog

The UHV Library does have plays in its collection. If you know the title or author of the play(s) you are looking for, you can search by title or author. You can also use the following search terms to see more plays/monologues/texts in our collection:

  • Play
  • Monologue
  • Drama
  • Comedy 
  • Tragicomedy
  • Theater


Works in the Public Domain

Works that are in the public domain are not covered by copyright. Generally, their intellectual property rights have expired or they were never covered under copyright (for example, Shakespeare's works were never covered by modern copyright). In the year 2021, generally any work that was published before 1926 is considered public domain. Copyright laws are complex and ever-changing. If you'd like to see more information about copyright term, check out Cornell University Library's Copyright Term and the Public Doman in the United States.

You can use the two sites below to find works in the public domain. You can also simply do a search in Google to find the full text of public domain works.