Anthology of Drama

Anthology of Drama

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Continuing the innovation of the widely adopted first edition, the new edition excels in comprehensive coverage of world theatre from the Greeks to the present, adding as well a new unit on classical Japanese theatre and additional plays from medieval England, Jacobean theatre, the Golden Age Spanish theatre, and plays from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Diverse thematic materials and essential critical and learning apparatus are expanded also with "Aside" boxes on interesting topics. The 46 plays include strong representation of women and African-American playwrights and an exceptional collection of contemporary plays from around the world. "Critical Contexts" at the end of each unit provide unparalleled support material exploring the literary, cultural, and social contexts of the plays.
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  • Paperback | 1300 pages
  • 200.66 x 254 x 45.72mm | 1,564.89g
  • Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
  • Florence, United States
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • glossary, bibliography
  • 0155020870
  • 9780155020870

Table of contents

Preface. Introduction. Part I: Classical Athens. Aeschylus, Agamemnon. Sophocles, Oedipus Rex. Euripides, Medea. Aristophanes, Lysistrata. Aristotle, From the Poetics. Friedrich Nietzsche, From the Birth of Tragedy. Sue-Ellen Case, From Classic Drag: The Greek Creation of Female Parts. Part II: Classical Japan. Kan'ami Kiyotsugu, Matuskaze. Chikamatsu Monzaemon, The Love Suicides at Sonezaki. Love Letter from the Licensed Quarter. Zeami Motokiyo, From a Mirror Held to the Flower. Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Chikamatsu on the Art of the Stage. Yamazaki Masakazu, The Aesthetics of Ambiguity: The Artistic Theories of Zeami. Part III: Medieval Renaissance England. Anonymous, The York Crucifixion. Anonymous, Everyman. Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus. William Shakespeare, Hamlet. William Shakespeare, The Tempest. Ben Jonson, Volpone. Sir Philip Sidney, From Apology for Poetry. Mikhail Bakhtin, From Rabelais and His World. Lynda E. Boose, From the Father and Bride in Shakespeare. Peter Stallybrass, From Transvestism and the "Body Beneath": Speculating on the Boy Actor. Part IV: Early Modern Europe. Pedro Calderon De La Barca, Life Is a Dream. Moliere, Tartuffe. Jean Racine, Phaedra. Aphra Behn, The Rover. George Lillo, The London Merchant. John Dryden, Preface to Troilus and Cressida, Containing the Grounds of Criticism in Tragedy. Northrop Frye, From Anatomy of Criticism. Katharine Elseman Maus, From "Playhouse Flesh and Blood": Sexual Ideology and the Restoration Actress. Part V: Modern Europe. Georg Buchmer, Woyzeck. Henrik Ibsen, A Doll House. August Strindberg, Miss Julie. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest. Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard. Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara. Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of an Author. Bertoit Brecht, Mother Courage and Her Children. Emile Zola, From Naturalism in the Theatre. Bertoit Brecht, Theatre for Pleasure or Theatre for Instruction. Roland Barthes, The Tasks of Barthes, The Tasks of Brechtian Criticism. Michael Goldman, The Ghost of Joy: Romanticism and the Forms of Modern Drama. W.B. Worthen, From Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theatre. Part VI: The United States. Susan Glaspell, Trifles. Eugene O'Neill, Ah, Wilderness!. Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie. Amiri Baraka/Leroi Jones, Dutchman. Luis Valdez, Los Vendidos. Maria Irene Fornes, Fefu and Her Friends. Ntozake Shange, Spell
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