The Harcourt Anthology of Drama / Edition 1

The Harcourt Anthology of Drama / Edition 1

by W. B. Worthen, W. B. Worthen
     
 

Based on the best-selling HARCOURT ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, the Brief Edition provides many of the important elements of that anthology but in a more streamlined form.See more details below

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Based on the best-selling HARCOURT ANTHOLOGY OF DRAMA, the Brief Edition provides many of the important elements of that anthology but in a more streamlined form.

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ISBN-13:
9780155063952
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
1008

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Meet the Author

W. B. Worthen, Alice Brady Pels Professor in the Arts, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Theater at Barnard College, Columbia University. He is the author of Shakespeare and the Force of Modern Performance (Cambridge University Press, 2003) Shakespeare and the Authority of Performance (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Modern Drama and the Rhetoric of Theater (University of California Press, 1992), The Idea of the Actor: Drama and the Ethics of Performance (Princeton University Press, 1984), Modern Drama: Plays, Criticism, Theory (Wadsworth, 1995), and of many articles on modern drama, Shakespeare, and theories of performance. Professor Worthen received his B. A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and his Ph.D. in English from Princeton University, and has held research fellowships form the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment of the Humanities. He is past editor of Theatre Journal and current coeditor of Modern Drama.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Drama, Theater, and Culture. 1. CLASSICAL ATHENS. Sophocles: Oedipus the King. Euripides: Medea. Aristophanes: Lysistrata. 2. CLASSICAL JAPAN. Kan'ami Kiyotsugu: Matsukaze. Nakamura Matagoro II and James R. Brandon, Adaptors: Chushingura: The Forty-Seven Samurai. 3. MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE ENGLAND. Anonymous: Everyman. William Shakespeare: Hamlet. William Shakespeare: The Tempest. 4. EARLY MODERN EUROPE. Pedro Calderón de la Barco: Life Is a Dream. Molière: Tartuffe. Aphra Behn: The Rover. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Loa to The Divine Narcissus. 5. MODERN EUROPE. Henrik Ibsen: A Doll House. Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard. Bernard Shaw: Major Barbara. Bertolt Brecht: Mother Courage and Her Children. Samuel Beckett: Endgame. Caryl Churchill: Cloud Nine. 6. THE UNITED STATES. Susan Glaspell: Trifles. Tennessee Williams: The Glass Menagerie. Luis Valdez: Los Vendidos. August Wilson: Fences. David Henry Hwang: M. Butterfly. Tony Kushner: Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches. Suzan-Lori Parks: The America Play. 7. WORLD STAGES. Aimé Césaire: A Tempest. Wole Soyinka: Death and the King's Horseman. Brian Friel: Translations. Maishe Maponya: Gangsters. Tomson Highway: Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. Athol Fugard: Valley Song.

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