Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics) / Edition 4

Drama: A Pocket Anthology (Penguin Academics) / Edition 4

by R. S. Gwynn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205654061

ISBN-13: 9780205654062

Pub. Date: 10/21/2008

Publisher: Longman

A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course. Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include:

  • A one-act play by Chicana playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott reflects the struggle of a

Overview

A nice alternative to lengthier and more expense anthologies, Drama: A Pocket Anthology is the perfect choice for professors who want to see several books in an Introduction to Drama course. Chronologically organized, changes to the new edition include:

  • A one-act play by Chicana playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott reflects the struggle of a Cuban-American to find her way in American mainstream culture.
  • A one-act play by Arlene Huttonhas the makings of a feminist classic, according to one reviewer.
  • New selections from Sophocles, Ibsen, and August Wilson offer echoes of today’s politics (Antigone), an adaptation by Arthur Miller (An Enemy of the People), and a classic from one of America’s most admired playwrights (The Piano Lesson).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205654062
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Pearson English Value Textbook Series Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

* indicate new selections.

Introduction

The Play’s the Thing.

Origins of Drama.

Aristotle on Tragedy.

Plot.

Characterization.

Theme.

Diction.

Spectacle.

Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions.

Film Versions: A Note.

Writing About Drama.

Drama.

*Sophocles (496?-406 B. C.), Antigone, translated by Robert Fagles

William Shakespeare (1564-1616), The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice

*Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), An Enemy of the People, adapted by Arthur Miller.

Susan Glaspell (1882-1948), Trifles.

Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), The Glass Menagerie.

Arthur Miller (B. 1915), Death of a Salesman.

Edward Albee, (B. 1928), The Sandbox.

Athol Fugard (B. 1932), “Master Harold” . . . and the boys.

*August Wilson (B. 1945-2005), The Piano Lesson

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David Ives (B. 1950), Sure Thing.

*Milcha Sanchez-Scott (B. 1953), The Cuban Swimmer

*Alrene Hutton (B. 1958) I Dream Before I Take the Stand.

Acknowledgements.

List of Critical Terms.

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