The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, 6th Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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The boldest and most distinguished introduction to drama available today, W.B. Worthen's pace-setting text continues to provide exciting plays usefully situated within their historical and cultural contexts. Based on the best-selling WADSWORTH ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, the Brief Edition provides many of the important elements of that anthology but in a more streamlined form.

Table of Contents

Reading Drama and Seeing Theater
Drama and Theater in History
Dramatic Genres
Dramatic Form
The Stage in Critical Practice
Interpreting the Material Past
The Theater of Classical Europe: Athens and Rome
Classical Athens
The City Dionysia
The Theater of Dionysus
The Theater and Social Life
Drama and Performance
Women in the Athenian Theater
Forms of Greek Drama
Greek Drama in Performance History
Classical Rome
Roman Festivals and Drama
Roman Theater Architecture
Roman Drama
Roman Drama in Performance History
Aside: Roscius
Reading the Material Theater
Aeschylus Oresteia Agamemnon
The Libation Bearers
The Eumenides
Sophocles Oedipus the King
Euripides Medea
Aristophanes Lysistrata
Plautus The Brothers Menaechmus
Critical Contexts
Aristotle, from The Poetics
Horace, from The Art of Poetry
Critical Perspectives
"Classic Drag: The Greek Creation of Female Parts"
"Tragedy: A Curious Art Form"
Fiona Shaw: Interview on Medea
Casebook: On Translation
The Theater of Classical Japan
The Development of Noh Theater
Noh Dramatic Form
The Noh Stage
The Development of Doll Theater
The Doll Theater Stage
The Development of Kabuki Theater
The Kabuki Stage
Classical Japanese Drama in Performance History
Reading the Material Theater
Aside: Sanskrit Drama and Theater
Kan'ami Kiyotsugu Matsukaze
Nakamura Matagoro II and James R. Brandon, adaptors
Chushingura:The Forty-Seven Samurai
Critical Contexts
"A Mirror Held to the Flower"
Critical Perspectives
"Arisotle's Poetics, Bharatamuni's Natyasastra, and Zeami's Treatises: Theory as Discourse"
Casebook: On Noh Acting Today
An Interview with Kanze Hideo, Noh: Business and Art
The Theater of Medieval and Renaissance England
Drama and Theater in Medieval England
Morality Drama
Staging Medieval Drama
Drama and Theater in Renaissance London
The Professional Theater and Its Society
Professional Companies
The Theaters
Drama and Performance
Women in Drama and Performance
Medieval and Renaissance Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
Aside: Shakespeare's Globe
Aside: The Jacobean Court Masque
Anonymous The York Crucifixion
Anonymous Everyman
Christopher Marlowe Doctor Faustus
William Shakespeare
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Tempest
Critical Contexts
Apology for Poetry
Critical Perspectives
Meaning by Shakespeare
Casebook: On Acting Hamlet
Thomas Betterton
David Garrick
Sir John Gielgud
Michael Pennington
Kenneth Branagh
Ethan Hawke
Early Modern Europe
The Political Climate
Theater in France, 1660-1700
Theater in England, 1660-1737
Theater in Spain's Golden Age, 1580-1680
Dramatic Innovation in France, England, and Spain
Neoclassicism, Drama, and Theater
Early Modern Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
Aside: Commedia dell'Arte
Pedro Calder?n de la Barca Life Is a Dream
Moli?re Tartuffe
Jean Racine Phaedra
Aphra Behn The Rover
Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz Loa to The Divine Narcissus
George Farquhar, The Recruiting Officer
Critical Contexts
"Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy"
Critical Perspectives
"'Playhouse Flesh and Blood': Sexual Ideology and the Restoration Actress"
Casebook: On Adaptation
Trumpets and Drums
Modern Europe
Theater and Culture to 1950
The Modern Theater
Forms of Modern Drama
Acting and Performance
Women in Modern Drama and Theater
Theater and Culture Since 1950
Artaud and the Theater of Cruelty
Theater of the Absurd
Political Theater
Drama, Theater and the "Postmodern"
Modern European Drama in Performance and History
Aside: Melodrama
Reading the Material Theater
Henrik Ibsen A Doll House
Oscar Wilde The Importance of Being Earnest
Alfred Jarry, Ubu Roi
August Strindberg A Dream Play
Anton Chekhov The Cherry Orchard
Bernard Shaw Major Barbara
Luigi Pirandello Six Characters in Search of an Author
Marieluise Fleisser Pioneers in Ingolstadt
Bertolt Brecht Mother Courage and Her Children
Jean Genet The Balcony
Samuel Beckett Endgame
Harold Pinter The Homecoming
Heiner M?ller Hamletmachine
Caryl Churchill Cloud Nine
David Hare Stuff Happens
Critical Contexts
The Birth of Tragedy.?mile Zola, from Naturalism in the Theatre
"Direction and Acting"
"The Modern Theatre is the Epic Theatre" "The Street Scene"
The Theater and Its Double
Critical Perspectives
The Theatre of the Absurd
"Postmodernism and Consumer Society"
Postdramatic Theatre
Casebook: On Directing
Samuel Beckett, on directing Endgame
Theater in The United States
"The" American Theater
European Influence and American Innovation
Postwar Experiments
African-American Drama and Theater
Popular Theater and Mass Culture
American Drama in Performance and History
Reading the Material Theater
"A Jury of her Peers"
Aside: The Federal Theater Project
Aside: Performance Art
Dion Boucicault The Octoroon
Susan Glaspell Trifles
Eugene O'Neill Hairy Ape
Sophie Treadwell, Machinal
Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie
Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones Dutchman
Luis Valdez Los vendidos
Sam Shepard True West
August Wilson Fences
David Henry Hwang M. Butterfly
Tony Kushner Angels in America
Part 1 Millennium Approaches
Anna Deavere Smith Fires in the Mirror
Suzan-Lori Parks The America Play
Cherr?e Moraga The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea
Adriano Shaplin Pugilist Specialist
Critical Contexts
"Tragedy and the Common Man"
"The Revolutionary Theatre"
Critical Perspectives
"The Ground on Which I Stand"
"Subsidized Separatism"
Casebook: On Design
Jo Mielziner, on Death of a Salesman
World Stages
A Global Theater
Czech Republic
Ireland and Northern Ireland
South Africa
Analyzing Postcolonial Theater and Drama
Reading the Material Theater
Aside: Intercultural Performance
C?saire A Tempest
Griselda Gambaro Information for Foreigners
Athol Fugard, John Kani, Winston Ntshona The Island
Wole Soyinka Death and the King's Horseman
Brian Friel Translations
Gao Xingjian The Other Shore
V?clav Havel Temptation
Tomson Highway Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
Jane Taylor Ubu and the Truth Commission
Manjula Padmanabhan Harvest
Vassily Sigarev Black Milk
Victoria Brittain and Gillian Slovo, Guantanamo: "Honor Bound to Defend Freedom"
Critical Contexts
"The Fact of Blackness"
Towards a Poor Theatre
Theatre of the Oppressed
Critical Perspectives
"Of Mimicry and Man: The Ambivalence of Colonial Discourse"
Post-Colonial Drama
Casebook: The Review
"The Spirit in a South African Prison"
"Stage: Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman"
"Theater Puppeteers with a Hand in the Apartheid Protests"
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