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PENGUIN ACADEMICS compact yet complete–and always at a reasonable price!
We’ve created the Penguin Academics series with ease of use in mind–the books are conveniently portable, highly readable, attractively designed, and all at a great price.
The ideal alternative to longer anthologies, this brief, affordable, and diverse collection of widely taught and influential plays provides a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the study of drama. Chronologically organized, this anthology includes playwrights from classical Greece to contemporary Broadway, reflecting the work of the genre’s most distinguished playwrights.
Why do you need this new edition?
- A one-act play by Chicana playwright Milcha Sanchez-Scott (The Cuban Swimmer) reflects the struggle of a Cuban-American as she finds her way in American mainstream culture.
- A one-act play by Arlene Hutton (I Dream Before I Take the Stand) has the makings of a feminist classic, according to one reviewer.
- New selections offered echoes of today’s politics: Sophocles’ Antigone, an adaptation by Arthur Miller of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, and a classic from one of America’s most admired playwrights, August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.
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The Play’s the Thing.
Origins of Drama.
Aristotle on Tragedy.
Brief History and Description of Dramatic Conventions.
Film Versions: A Note.
Writing About 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
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.
List of Critical Terms.