9780205405749

Plays Onstage An Anthology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205405749

  • ISBN10:

    0205405746

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/27/2005
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

"Plays Onstage" features a diverse range of plays ranging from the Classical Greeks to the present, including many important plays rarely seen in anthologies. This new anthology includes twenty-one plays from a diverse group of playwrights. Both female and male playwrights are well-represented as well as plays from African-American, Hispanic, and Asian writers. Includes introductions for each play that provide significant information on the playwright, genre, structure and style, important elements of content, recommendations for further reading, and historical and cultural context, providing readers with a framework to interpret the play. Introductory theatre/drama.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Antigone
1(21)
Sophocles
Nicholas Rudall
Hagoromo
22(7)
Zeami
Arthur Waley
The World and the Child
29(16)
anonymous
Romeo and Juliet
45(45)
William Shakespeare
Life Is a Dream
90(36)
Calderon de la Barca
John Clifford
The Hypochondriac
126(35)
Moliere
Martin Sorrell
The Country Wife
161(53)
William Wycherley
Woyzeck
214(17)
Georg Buchner
Carl Richard Mueller
The Poor of New York
231(30)
Dion Boucicault
Ghosts
261(34)
Henrik Ibsen
Rolf Fjelde
Trifles
295(10)
Susan Glaspell
Color Struck: A Play in Four Scenes
305(11)
Zora Neale Hurston
Machinal
316(38)
Sophie Treadwell
Death of a Salesman
354(49)
Arthur Miller
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
403(43)
Bertolt Brecht
Eric Bentley
Act without Words I: A Mime for One Player
446(5)
Samuel Beckett
The Conduct of Life
451(16)
Maria Irene Fornes
The Piano Lesson
467(45)
August Wilson
M. Butterfly
512(36)
David Henry Hwang
Marisol
548(27)
Jose Rivera
Venus
575(50)
Suzan-Lori Parks
Index 625

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