The only anthology of drama that’s a Norton.
The leading anthology of drama offers the most generous collection of major works (66 plays in all, 7 of them new) along with carefully prepared introductions, annotations, and texts. With a newly conceived illustration program focused on contemporary performance and a new color feature, “Plays in Performance,” the Second Edition now brings the stage to the page more vividly than any other anthology.
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).