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Posted November 13, 2000
it has to be hard to put together a good anthology of drama, in such a short format. i know there are many other plays gwynn would have liked to have included in this collection, but being limited by space he had to pick and choose. the collection starts with Oedipus Rex, representing the earliest days of drama, and the best example of greek drama. gwynn then moves on to shakespeare with his selection of othello. there could be some arguement as to the shakespeare play to include, but othello is one of the better works. next is ibsen's a doll house, followed by chekov's three sisters (and what drama anthology would be complete without chekov). then gwyn has the glass menagerie and death of a salesman. it's understandable why oniel is not represented here, since both tennessee williams and arthur miller are here, oniel would have made it an overrepresentation of american plawrites in the period. a raisin in the sun follows. and he finishes the anthology with a one act, experimental play by Maria Irene Fornes, Dr. Kheal. this is the only weak point in the anthology, i think with a little more effort, he could have found a better selection to include.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.