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Online Plays and Monologues

Welcome to the Online Plays and Monologues Webguide

Use the TABS at the left to get to the online plays. 


U.S. Plays

  • These plays all come from the Internet Archive, most of them come from series of books called Best American Plays. 
  • The U.S. Plays have been organized by date and by author. 
  • You can read the entire play online if you sign up for a  FREE account or sign in with Google.  



  • The European plays are mostly those of Shaw, Pinter, Stoppard, and Ibsen.


  • Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides in the Chicago series by Richmond Lattimore and Aristophanes and Menander. 
  • Plautus,Terrence, and Seneca. 


  • The Women's and Men's monologues come from The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook by Ed Hooks.
  • The link is the start line of the monologue. When you connect to the full-text of the play the start line should be highlighted in blue. 
  • You can read the entire play online if you sign up for FREE account on sign in with Google.  
  • The end line for the monologue, but in most cases, it will be obvious. 
  • Sometimes you will need to cut one or two lines from another character to make the monologue work.
  • You can find paper copies of most of the plays by searching for the TITLE of the PLAY in the Ellis library catalog. 
  • Consult  The Ultimate Scene and Monologue Sourcebook if you have questions, want a synopsis of the play, or need then end line of the monologue. 



  • Monologues for men and women.  To see the monolgue you will need to sign up for a FREE account or sign in with Google.  
  • You should be able to find a copy of the entire play online yourself in the Internet Archive or on the web.