9780321091758

Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321091758

  • ISBN10:

    0321091752

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2002
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The perfect alternative to lengthy drama anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of 9 most widely taught plays provides a concise but complete introduction to the study of drama. "Writing About Drama" section offers a brief overview of organizational strategies, research methods, style and MLA style citation. Index of critical terms provides a cross-referenced list of terms covered. 6 New Plays includingFences , by August Wilson andThe Heidi Chronicles , by Wendy Wasserstein.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction 1(1)
The Play's the Thing
1(2)
Origins of Drama
3(2)
Aristotle on Tragedy
5(1)
Plot
6(4)
Characterization
10(3)
Theme
13(1)
Diction
14(1)
Melody
15(1)
Spectacle
16(2)
Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions
18(7)
Film Versions: A Note
25(4)
Writing About Drama 29(8)
Drama 37(566)
Oedipus the King (c. 430 b.c.)
39(50)
Sophocles
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice (c. 1604)
89(120)
William Shakespeare
A Doll House (1879)
209(69)
Henrik Ibsen
Trifles (1917)
278(15)
Susan Glaspell
The Glass Menagerie (1944)
293(63)
Tennessee Williams
Death of a Salesman (1949)
356(95)
Arthur Miller
Fences (1987)
451(70)
August Wilson
Sure Thing (1988)
521(12)
David Ives
The Heidi Chronicles (1988)
533(70)
Wendy Wasserstein
Acknowledgments 603(2)
Index of Critical Terms 605

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