Literature: Craft and Voice (Volume 3, Drama)

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-25
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Literature: Craft and Voice is an innovative new Introductory Literature program designed to engage students in the reading of Literature, all with a view to developing their reading, analytical, and written skills. Accompanied by, and integrated with, video interviews of dozens of living authors who are featured in the text, conducted by authors Nick Delbanco and Alan Cheuse specifically for use with their textbook, the book provides a living voice for the literature on the page and creates a link between the student and the authors of great works of literature.

Table of Contents

Reading and Viewing Play in Its Elements
A Conversation on Reading Drama with Marian Seldes, a video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
A First Reading
Susan Glaspell, Trifles
Going Deeper into Drama
a sample student response: James Ness, "Trifles: Song and Stillness"
Types of Drama
Julianne Homokay, The Wedding Story
Going Further: An Interactive Reading
An Interactive Reading from Edward Albee, The Zoo Story
A Conversation on Writing with Edward Albee, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
Edward Albee, The Zoo Story
Brooks Atkinson
The New York Times review of the opening in America of Edward Albee's The Zoo Story
Suggestions for Writing
Writing About Drama
A Conversation on Writing with Edwin Wilson, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
a sample student essay in progress
student paper: Jim Hanks, "Caged or Free? Animals as Metaphor in Edward Albee's The Zoo Story "
Suggestions for Writing
Ancient Greek Drama
A Case Study on Sophocles
A Conversation on Sophocles with Gregory Nagy, video interview available online@ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
The Oedipus Story
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, translated by Robert Fitzgerald
Greek Tragedy
A Checklist: Reading Greek Tragedy
Getting Started: A Research Project
Further Suggestions for Writing and Research
Some Sources for Research
William Shakespeare
A Conversation on Shakespeare with Ralph Williams, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
The Elizabethan Theater
Language On Stage
Shakespeare's Confounding Diversity
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Checklist: Reading William Shakespeare
Getting Started: A Research Project
Further Suggestions for Writing and Research
Some Sources for Research
Modern Drama
A Conversation on Writing with Arthur Miller, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
From the Palace to the Living Room, or, The Origins of Modern Theater
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, translated by R. Farquharson Sharp
The Real and Surreal
Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
The Bard of Pittsburgh
August Wilson, Fences
An Actor's Perspective on Modern Theater and August Wilson
A Glimpse at the Work of Ruben Santiago-Hudson
A Conversation on Writing with Ruben Santiago-Hudson, video interview available online @ xxx
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, stills from Lackawanna Blues
Reading Modern Drama
Suggestions for Writing about Modern Drama
Contemporary Theater
A Conversation on Writing with Arthur Kopit, video interview available online @ www.mhhe.com/delbanco1e
Arthur Kopit, Wings
Experimental Theater
Joan Ackermann, The Second Beam
David Henry Hwang, The Dance and the Railroad
David Ives, Moby Dude, OR: The Three-Minute Whale
Denise Chavez, Guadalupe X Three
Getting Started: A Research Project
Suggestions for Writing about Contemporary Theater
A Handbook for Writing from Reading
Critical Approaches to Literature
Formalist Criticism
The Theory of the Formal Method
Biographical Criticism
Dickinson’s Literary Background
Historical Criticism
Mark Twain
Psychological or Psychoanalytic Criticism
The Poetic Process
Archetypal, Mythic, or Mythological Criticism
The Archetypes of Literature
Marxist or Economic Determinist Criticism
Literature and Revolution
Structuralist Criticism
Fairy Tale Transformations
New Historicism
The Introduction to the Power of Forms in the English Renaissance
Feminist Criticism and Gay and Lesbian Studies
Introduction to On the Politics of Literature
Reader-Response Criticism
Interplay between Text and Reader
Post-Structuralism and Deconstruction
Death of the Author
Cultural Studies
Cultural Criticism, Literary Theory, Postculturalism
Ethnic Studies and Post-Colonial Studies
Loose Canons: Notes on the Culture Wars
Writing from Reading
Why Read Literature?
Why Write from Reading?
Reading to Write
From Summary to Interpretation
Developing an Argument
Developing an Argument for Robert Pinsky’s “Shirt”
Forming a Defendable Thesis
Creating a Plan
Drafting Your Paper
Revising Your Draft
Sample Revised Introductory, Body, and Conclusion Paragraphs
Revised Draft of a Student’s Research Paper on Langston Hughes
A Final Note on Editing and Formatting Your Paper
Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing and Avoiding Plagiarism
Types of Information Requiring Documentation
Common Knowledge
Use Sources to Support Your Commentary
Acknowledge Your Sources
Format Quotations to Avoid Plagiarism
Format Paraphrases to Avoid Plagiarism
Format Summary to Avoid Plagiarism
Common Writing Assignements
Writing in a Digital Age
Writing across the Curriculum
A Sample Precis of Herman Melville’s Short Story “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
A Sample Explication of William Blake’s Poem “Garden of Love”
A Sample Card Report
A Sample Comparison-Contrast Paper on “The Role of Grendel in Beowulf the Epic and the Movie”
The Essay Exam
Writing the Research Paper, avoiding plagiarism, and Documenting Sources
Understanding Research Today
Choosing a Topic
Finding and Managing Print and Online Sources
Finding Visual Sources
Evaluating Print and Online Sources
Developing a Thesis and Organizing the Paper
Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
A Student’s Research Paper on Langston Hughes and Jazz Poetry
MLA Documentation Style Guide
Documenting Sources using MLA Style
MLA Style: In-Text Citations
MLA Style: List of Works Cited
Glossary of Terms
Index to Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poetry
Directory for MLA Documentation Style Guide: Inside Back Cover
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