Iowa State University Play Concordances

Play Concordances Backstage Door

Welcome to the ISU Play Concordances. At the moment this project connects to the concordances of ten plays, which can be searched, counted, and printed. These files contain either the complete dialogue for selected works* or snippets of dialogue for the other play selections. These are not complete texts of the plays; to read complete texts, please consult your local library. This site is designed for those interested in doing research on the word usage in these plays and does not contain criticism, information about staging, or spiffy pictures. For further information see the page for each play.

  • Candida* by Bernard Shaw
  • The Children's Hour by Lillian Hellman
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
  • A Doll House* by Henrik Ibsen
  • The Father* by August Strindberg
  • The Importance of Being Earnest* by Oscar Wilde
  • Juno and the Paycock* by Sean O'Casey
  • The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
  • 'night, Mother by Marsha Norman
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
  • Note: A simple browser search mechanism has been implemented for each of the plays. Hopefully a more sophisticated search mechanism using javascript or perl will be implemented in the near future.

    Also Note: The 'night Mother link has a fairly complete example of how you might use the ISU Play Concordances project for research purposes.
    This project was originally created at Iowa State University by Rosanne G. Potter and Joe Struss. Please properly cite this resource if you use it in your work. Technical/HTML problems and comments should be e-mailed to Joe Struss (Joe's Sig ).
    Try the Voice of the Shuttle- English Literature Page for additional information concerning English drama.
    ISU Play Concordances Site Awards
    StudyWeb Key Resource
    Big Chalk Award

    : Midland Crossroads
    This page was last updated on June 17, 2011.