Modern Verse Drama In English

Modern Verse Drama In English

by Kayla Wiggins
     
 

This bibliography provides a comprehensive record of verse drama in modern literature. The volume begins with an introduction, which discusses the significance of verse drama in modern theater, and which overviews the history and intent of modern verse drama. The bibliography that follows provides entries for more than 500 plays written in verse or in verse and

Overview

This bibliography provides a comprehensive record of verse drama in modern literature. The volume begins with an introduction, which discusses the significance of verse drama in modern theater, and which overviews the history and intent of modern verse drama. The bibliography that follows provides entries for more than 500 plays written in verse or in verse and prose between 1935 and 1992. Included are works by renowned playwrights such as T.S. Eliot, Christopher Fry, and John Arden, as well as plays by lesser-known dramatists. The plays are organized alphabetically by the name of the author. Included are anthologies of plays as well. Each entry is accompanied by an annotation that succinctly overviews the major themes and significance of the work. Title and subject index conclude the reference.

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Explores the surprisingly rich dramatic form that most people assume dies out long ago except for a few playwrights such as Yeats, Eliot, MacLeish, and Christopher Fry. Cites over 500 plays written originally in English since 1935. The annotations, of about 100 words, describe the play and note its special features. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313289293
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/25/1993
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series, #39
Pages:
186
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

KAYLA McKINNEY WIGGINS is Professor of English at Martin Methodist College. She is the author of A Man, a Hero, a God: The Persona of Whitman's 'A Song of Myself' from Cloverdale Review, and a contributing author to an upcoming study of the plays of John Arden.

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