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Plays in the Public Domain

Project Gutenberg

  • Project Gutenberg is a free resource that offers over 50,000 works in the public domain in ebook format. Among these works are several hundred plays, including the works of William Shakespare, Dante Alighieri, Bernard Shaw, and many others.

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

  • Created by an alumni of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, this website offers electronic copies of the works of William Shakespeare. 

One Act Plays

  • Offers a selection of plays in the public domain.

American Variety Stage

  • Covering 1870-1920, contains a collection of playscripts made available through the Library of Congress. 
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