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The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama

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9781413017670

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1413017673
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Pub. Date:
1/13/2006
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Known through four editions as the boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama, William Worthen's pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts. In its fifth edition, THE WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA broadens its scope to offer even more plays than ever before.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: Drama, Theater, and Culture 1(1)
Reading Drama and Seeing Theater
1(2)
Drama and Theater in History
3(2)
Dramatic Genres
5(1)
Dramatic Form
6(1)
The Stage in Critical Practice
7(1)
Interpreting the Material Past
7(2)
Unit I Classical Athens
9(128)
The City Dionysia
11(1)
The Theater of Dionysus
12(1)
Theater and Social Life
13(2)
Drama and Performance
15(1)
Women in the Athenian Theater
16(1)
Forms of Greek Drama
16(1)
Greek Drama in Performance History
17(1)
Aside Roman Drama and Theater
18(2)
Reading the Material Theater
20(117)
Aeschylus The Oresteia
23(1)
Agamemnon
23(20)
The Libation Bearers
43(14)
The Eumenides
57(12)
Sophocles Oedipus the King
69(20)
Euripides Medea
89(16)
Aristophanes Lysistrata
105(18)
Critical Contexts
Aristotle, from The Poetics
123(9)
Critical Perspectives
Sue-Ellen Case, from ``Classic Drag: The Greek Creation of Female Parts''
132(5)
Unit II Classical Japan
137(68)
The Development of Noh Theater
141(3)
The Development of Doll Theater
144(2)
The Development of Kabuki Theater
146(3)
Classical Japanese Drama in Performance History
149(1)
Aside Sanskrit Drama and Theater
150(4)
Reading the Material Theater
154(51)
Kan'ami Kiyotsugu Matsukaze
155(7)
Nakamura Matagoro II and James R. Brandon, adaptors Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Samurai
162(20)
Critical Contexts
Zeami Motokiyo, from ``A Mirror Held to the Flower''
182(10)
Critical Perspectives
Graham Ley, ``Aristotle's Poetics, Bharatamuni's Natyasastra, and Zeami's Treatises: Theory as Discourse''
192(13)
Unit III Medieval and Renaissance England
205(166)
Drama and Theater in Medieval England
207(3)
Staging Medieval Drama
210(3)
Drama and Theater in Renaissance London
213(1)
The Professional Theater and Its Society
213(5)
Aside Shakespeare's Globe
218(2)
Drama and Performance
220(1)
Women in Drama and Performance
221(1)
Aside The Jacobean Court Masque
222(3)
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in Performance and History
225(5)
Reading the Material Theater
230(141)
Anonymous The Wakefield Second Shepherds' Pageant
232(12)
Anonymous Everyman
244(11)
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
255(27)
William Shakespeare, Hamlet
282(48)
The Tempest
330(29)
Critical Contexts
Sir Philip Sidney, from Apology for Poetry
359(2)
Critical Perspectives
Phyllis Rackin, ``Misogyny Is Everywhere''
361(10)
Unit IV Early Modern Europe
371(152)
The Political Climate
373(2)
Theater in France, 1660--1700
375(2)
Theater in England, 1660--1737
377(2)
Theater in Spain's Golden Age, 1580--1680
379(3)
Dramatic Innovation in France, England, and Spain
382(1)
Aside Commedia dell' Arte
383(1)
Neoclassicism, Drama, and Theater
384(1)
Early Modern Drama in Performance and History
385(1)
Reading the Material Theater
386(137)
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, Life Is a Dream
387(27)
Moliere, Tartuffe
414(30)
Jean Racine, Phaedra
444(20)
Aphra Behn, The Rover
464(35)
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Loa to The Divine Narcissus
499(9)
Critical Contexts
John Dryden, ``Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy''
508(10)
Critical Perspectives
Katharine Eisaman Maus, from ``'Playhouse Flesh and Blood': Sexual Ideology and the Restoration Actress''
518(5)
Unit V Modern Europe
523(446)
Theater and Culture to 1950
525(7)
Aside Melodrama
532(3)
Theater and Culture Since 1950
535(5)
Modern European Drama in Performance and History
540(1)
Reading the Material Theater
541(428)
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House
545(27)
August Strindberg, Miss Julie
572(24)
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
596(22)
Minna Canth, Anna-Liisa
618(26)
Anton Chekov, The Cherry Orchard
644(24)
Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara
668(34)
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author
702(23)
Bertolt Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children
725(29)
Jean Genet, The Balcony
754(32)
Samuel Beckett, Endgame
786(24)
Harold Pinter, The Homecoming
810(26)
Heiner Muller, Hamletmachine
836(6)
Caryl Churchill, Cloud Nine
842(29)
Sarah Kane, Blasted
871(17)
David Hare, Stuff Happens
888(36)
Critical Contexts
Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Birth of Tragedy
924(3)
Emile Zola, from Naturalism in the Theatre
927(6)
Constantin Stanislavski, ``Direction and Acting''
933(5)
Bertolt Brecht, ``Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction''
938(3)
Antonin Artaud, from The Theater and Its Double
941(6)
Augusto Boal, from Theatre of the Oppressed
947(6)
Performance in History
Martin Esslin, from The Theatre of the Absurd
953(3)
Fredric Jameson, from ``Postmodernism and Consumer Society''
956(3)
Una Chaudhuri, from Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama
959(10)
Unit VI The United States
969(344)
``The'' American Theater?
971(1)
European Influence and American Innovation
972(2)
Postwar Experiments
974(1)
African-American Drama and Theater
975(1)
Aside The Federal Theater Project
976(2)
Popular Theater and Mass Culture
978(1)
American Drama in Performance and History
979(1)
Aside Performance Art
980(2)
Reading the Material Theater Susan Glaspell, ``A Jury of Her Peers''
982(331)
Dion Boucicault, The Octoroon
991(22)
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
1013(7)
Eugene O'Neill, The Hairy Ape
1020(18)
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
1038(26)
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
1064(35)
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, Dutchman
1099(11)
Luis Valdez, Zoot Suit
1110(27)
Sam Shepard, True West
1137(22)
August Wilson, Fences
1159(27)
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
1186(25)
Tony Kushner, Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches
1211(31)
Anna Deavere Smith, Fires In the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other Identities
1242(31)
Suzan-Lori Parks, Topdog/Underdog
1273(26)
Critical Contexts
Arthur Miller, from ``Tragedy and the Common Man''
1299(2)
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, from ``The Revolutionary Theatre''
1301(2)
Critical Perspectives
August Wilson, ``The Ground on Which I Stand'' / Robert Brustein, ``Subsidized Separatism''
1303(10)
Unit VII World Stages
1313(316)
A Global Theater?
1315(1)
Postcolonial Perspectives
1316(2)
Postcolonial Drama in Performance and History
1318(22)
Analyzing Postcolonial Theater and Drama
1340(2)
Reading the Material Theater
1342(2)
Aside Intercultural Performance
1344(285)
Aime Cesaire, A Tempest
1345(17)
Griselda Gambaro, Information for Foreigners
1362(21)
Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman
1383(25)
Brian Friel, Translations
1408(26)
Athol Fugard, ``Master Harold'' . . . and the boys
1434(18)
Louis Nowra, The Golden Age
1452(29)
Gao Xingjian, The Other Shore
1481(16)
Vaclav Havel, Temptation
1497(28)
Tomson Highway, Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
1525(29)
Manjula Padmanabhan, Harvest
1554(32)
Vassily Sigarev, Black Milk
1586(19)
Critical Contexts
Frantz Fanon, ``The Fact of Blackness''
1605(11)
Critical Perspectives
Homi K. Bhabha, ``Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse''
1616(4)
Helen Gilbert and Joanne Tompkins, from Post-Colonial Drama
1620(9)
Glossary 1629(12)
Credits 1641(8)
Index 1649


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