The only one-volume drama anthology that’s a Norton.
The most comprehensive collection of its kind, The Norton Anthology of Drama, Shorter Edition, offers plays unavailable in any other drama anthology, with the careful preparation and scrupulous editing you expect from a Norton–all at a lower price than other one-volume drama anthologies.
With a total of thirty-three plays, The Norton Anthology of Drama, Shorter Edition, includes two major plays and one translation exclusive to Norton, detailed introductory material to place the plays in context, and annotations that explain, but never interpret, the text. The student website augments the printed text with critical, theoretical, and historical information.
Not just less expensive than other one-volume anthologies, The Norton Anthology of Drama, Shorter Edition, is the best value as well–a book that students will keep long after the class is over.
J. Ellen Gainor is a professor of theater in the Performing and Media Arts department at Cornell University. She is the author of two books, Shaw’s Daughters: Dramatic and Narrative Constructions of Gender (1992) and Susan Glaspell in Context: American Theater, Culture, and Politics, 1915–48 (2003). Her edited volumes include Imperialism and Theater (1995) and Performing America: Cultural Nationalism in American Theater (2001). She is the co-editor, with Linda Bel-Zvi, of Susan Glaspell: The Complete Plays (2010).
Stanton B. Garner, Jr. is Professor of English and Adjunct Professor of Theatre at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of The Absent Voice: Narrative Comprehension in the Theater (1989), Bodied Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary Drama (1994), and Trevor Griffiths: Politics, Drama, History (1999). He served as guest editor for a special issue of Modern Drama on the topic of Theatre and Medicine (2008).
Martin Puchner is the Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature at Harvard University. He is the author of The Drama of Ideas: Platonic Provocations in Theater and Philosophy (2010), Poetry of the Revolution: Marx, Manifestos, and the Avant-Gardes (2006), and Stage Fright: Modernism, Anti-Theatricality, and Drama (2002). His edited books and introductions include Six Plays by Henrik Ibsen (2003), Lionel Abel's Tragedy and Metatheatre (2003), The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings (2005), and Modern Drama: Critical Concepts (2007). He is also co-editor of Against Theatre: Creative Destructions on the Modernist Stage (2006), The Norton Anthology of World Literature, Third Edition (2012), and The Norton Anthology of Western Literature, Ninth Edition (2014).