9780321277220

Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321277220

  • ISBN10:

    0321277228

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2006
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The perfect alternative to lengthy drama anthologies, this brief, affordable collection of the discipline's most widely taught plays provides a concise, but complete, introduction to the study of drama. In keeping with the objectives of the Penguin Academics series, Drama: A Pocket Anthology offers highly respected playwrights and a quality trade-format book at a very affordable price. This expanded edition features five new selections including plays by Paula Vogel and Athol Fugard and a revised, updated section on "Writing about Drama."

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(2)
Theme
12(1)
Diction
13(1)
Melody
14(2)
Spectacle
16(1)
Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions
17(7)
Film Versions: A Note
24(5)
Writing About Drama
29(8)
Drama
37(578)
Sophocles (496?-406 B.C.)
Oedipus the King, trans. Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
38(50)
William Shakespeare (1564--1616)
The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice
88(113)
Henrik Ibsen (1828--1906)
A Doll House, trans. Rolfe Fjelde
201(64)
Susan Glaspell (1882--1948)
Trifles
265(14)
Tennessee Williams (b. 1911--1983)
The Glass Menagerie
279(61)
Arthur Miller (b. 1915--2005)
Death of a Salesman
340(90)
Edward Albee (b. 1928)
The Sandbox
430(7)
Athol Fugard (b. 1932)
``Master Harold''...and the boys
437(42)
August Wilson (b. 1945)
Fences
479(67)
David Ives (b. 1950)
Sure Thing
546(11)
Paula Vogel (b. 1951)
How I Learned to Drive
557(52)
Catherine Celesia Allen
Anything for You
609(6)
Acknowledgments 615(2)
Index of Critical Terms 617

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