The Wadsworth Anthology of Drama, Brief Edition

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Drama, Theater, and Culture
Reading Drama and Seeing Theater
Drama and Theater in History
Dramatic Genres
Dramatic Form
The Stage in Critical Practice
Interpreting the Mterial Past
The Theater Of Classical Europe
Aside: Roman Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater: Pronomos Painter
Sophocles, Oedipus the King
Euripides, Medea
Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus
Critical Contexts: Aristotle, from The Poetics
Horace, from On the Art of Poetry
Classical Japan
Aside: Sanskrit Drama and Theater
Reading the Material Theater: A Portrait of Seki Sanjuro II
Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Samurai
Critical Contexts: Zeami Motokiyo, from A Mirror Held to the Flower
Medieval and Renaissance England
Aside: The Jacobean Court Masque
Reading the Material Theater: Titus Andronicus title page
Anonymous, The York Crucifixion
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Critical Contexts: Sir Philip Sidney, from Apology for Poetry
Early Modern Europe
Aside: Commedia Dell' Arte
Reading the Material Theater: Betterton's acting style
Pedro Calder?n de la Barca, Life Is a Dream
The Rover
Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, Loa to The Divine Narcissus
Critical Contexts: John Dryden, Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy
Modern Europe
Aside: Melodrama
Reading the Material Theater: Ibsen's Notes for the Modern Tragedy
A Doll's House
Ubu Roi
A Dream Play
Major Barbara
Mother Courage and Her Children
Cloud Nine
Critical Contexts: Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Birth of Tragedy
From Naturalism in the Theatre
From "Direction and Acting"
"The Street Scene"
From The Theater and Its Double
The United States
Aside: The Federal Theater Project
Aside: Performance Art
Reading the Material Theater: "A Jury of Her Peers,"
The Glass Menagerie
Death of a Salesman
Amiri Barake
Los vendidos
M. Butterfly
Angels in America, Part 1 Milennium Approaches
Fires in the Mirror
Critical Contexts: Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man
Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones, "The Revolutionary Theatre"
World Stages
Aside: Intercultural Performance
Reading the Material Theater: Program Notes for Translations
Information for Foreigners
Death and the King's Horseman
The Other Shore
Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing
Critical Contexts: Frantz Fanon, from "The Fact of Blackness."
From Theatre of the Oppressed
From Post-Colonial Drama
List of Illustrations and Photographs
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