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Anthology of Living Theater



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  • Anthology of Living Theater
    Anthology of Living Theater
  • Anthology of Living Theater
    Anthology of Living Theater


This anthology of 17 plays offers a convenient and affordable alternative to ordering individual play scripts, with the additional benefit of a general introduction and headnotes.

Table of Contents

How to Read a Play

Where and When the Play Takes Place:The Setting and Circumstances

Who the Participants Are:The Characters

What Kind of Play It Is: Categories and Genres

How the Play Unfolds:Action and Theme

The Play Begins

The Play Progresses

The Theme

The Conclusion

The Anthology of Plays

Sophocles, Antigone, trans: Peter D. Arnott

Plautus, The Menaechmus Brothers, trans. and ed: E.F.Watling

Abraham and Isaac adapted by the editors

Kwanami Kiyotsugu, Sotoba Komachi, trans. Arthur Waley

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. and with notes by Tucker Brooke and Jack Randall Crawford

Moliere, Tartuffe, trans. Richard Wilbur

Susanna Centlivre, The Busy Body

Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, trans. Eva Le Gallienne

Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard, trans. Constance Garnett

August Strindberg, A Dream Play, trans. Walter Johnson

Bertolt Brecht, The Good Woman of Setzuan trans. Eric Bentley and Maja Apelman

Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie

Samuel Beckett, Krapp's Last Tape

Charles Ludlam, The Mystery of Irma Vep

August Wilson, Joe Turner's Come and Gone

Caryl Chuchill, Blue Heart

John Leguizamo, Excerpts from< I>Freak

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