9780321858740

Drama A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series) Plus NEW MyLiteratureLab -- Access Card Package

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321858740

  • ISBN10:

    0321858743

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 8/3/2012
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course. Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include: Yasmina Reza's Tony-winning comedy The God of Carnage ,produced on Broadway with a cast including James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels, reflects the robust strength of today's Broadway and of contemporary comedy. Shakespeare's Twelfth Nightbrings a classic comedy to this collection for the first time.

Author Biography

R. S. Gwynn has edited several other books, including Fiction: A Pocket Anthology; Poetry: A Pocket Anthology; Literature: A Pocket Anthology; Inside Literature: Reading, Responding, Writing (with Steven Zani); The Art of the Short Story (with Dana Gioia); and Contemporary American Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (with April Lindner).  He has also authored five collections of poetry, including No Word of Farewell: Selected Poems, 1970-2000. He has been awarded the Michael Braude Award for verse from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  Gwynn is University Professor of English and Poet-in-Residence at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

* indicate new selections.

 

Introduction

The Play’s the Thing.

Origins of Drama.

Aristotle on Tragedy.

Plot.

Characterization.

Theme.

Diction.

Spectacle.

Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions.

Film Versions:  A Note.

Writing About Drama.

 

Drama.

Sophocles (496?-406 B. C.), Antigone, translated by Robert Fagles

* William Shakespeare (1564-1616), Twelfth Night, edited by David Bevington

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller.

Susan Glaspell (1882-1948), Trifles.

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), The Glass Menagerie.

Edward Albee, (B. 1928), The Sandbox.

Athol Fugard (B. 1932), “Master Harold” . . . and the boys.

August Wilson (B. 1945-2005), The Piano Lesson

David Ives (B. 1950), Sure Thing.

Milcha Sanchez-Scott (B. 1953), The Cuban Swimmer

* Yasmina Reza  (B. 1959) The God of Carnage

 

Acknowledgements.

 

List of Critical Terms.

 

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