Drama A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics Series)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-24
  • Publisher: Longman
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A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology#xA0;is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course.#xA0; Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include: #xA0; Yasmina Reza#x19;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#x19;s Broadway and of contemporary comedy. Shakespeare#x19;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

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Play's the Thingp. 1
Origins of Dramap. 3
Aristotie on Tragedyp. 5
Plotp. 7
Characterizationp. 10
Themep. 12
Dictionp. 13
Melodyp. 15
Spectaclep. 16
Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventionsp. 18
Writing About Dramap. 25
Dramap. 33
Sophocles(496? - 406 B.C.) Antigone, translatedp. 35
Twelfth Night; or, What You Will, editedp. 83
An Enemy of the People, adaptedp. 166
Triflesp. 237
The Glass Menageriep. 251
The Sandboxp. 312
"Master Harold". . . and the boysp. 319
The Piano Lessonp. 362
Sure Thingp. 443
The Cuban Swimmerp. 454
The God of Carmage, translatedp. 469
Acknowledgmentsp. 515
Index of Critical Termsp. 517
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