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With a distinctive emphasis on performance and a comprehensive selection of classic and contemporary plays — Stages of Drama truly engages students by presenting plays not only as texts on the page, but also as works that come to life on the stage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312397333
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 12/28/2002
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 1731
  • Product dimensions: 7.55 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.83 (d)

Meet the Author


CARL H. KLAUS, professor emeritus of English at the University of Iowa, is founder and former director of Iowa's nonfiction writing program. He is coauthor or coeditor of several college textbooks, most recently Fields of Reading, Sixth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000), and Modern and Contemporary Drama (St. Martin's Press, 1994). He is also author of Weathering Winter: A Gardener's Daybook (1997) and My Vegetable Love: A Journal of a Growing Season.

MIRIAM GILBERT
is professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is coauthor of Modern and Contemporary Drama (St. Martin's Press, 1994), and author of Shakespeare in Performance: Love's Labour's Lost (1993). She has written and taught widely on using performance strategies in the classroom.

BRADFORD S. FIELD JR.
is professor of English at Wayne State University. He is coauthor of Modern and Contemporary Drama (St. Martin's Press, 1994).
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Table of Contents


READING AND WITNESSING A PLAY
Susan Glaspell, Trifles

CLASSICAL THEATER
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Translated by Louis MacNeice
Photographs of the Guthrie Theater Production, 1967-68
Photographs of the National Theater Production of The Oresteia, 1981
Review of the Guthrie Theater Production, 1967, by Roderick Nordell Peter Hall on Directing The Oresteia, 1981
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
Photographs of the Guthrie Theater Production, 1972
Review of the Guthrie Theater Production, 1972, by Melvin Maddocks Anthony Burgess, Michael Langham, and Stanley Silverman, 1972, on Planning The Guthrie Theater Production
Euripides, The Bacchae
Translated by Kenneth Cavander
Photographs of the Yale Repertory Theatre Production, 1969
Photographs of the American Repertory Theatre Production, 1998
Review of the Yale Repertory Theatre Production, 1969, by Jack Kroll Review of the American Repertory Theatre Production, 1998, by Scott Cummings Interview with Alvin Epstein on Acting in Two Productions of The Bacchae, 2002, by Emily Goodall
Aristohphanes, Lysistrata
Translated by Whitney Oates and Charles T. Murphy
Photographs of the Peter Hall Company Production, 1993
Review of the Peter Hall Company Production, 1993, by Michael Coveney
Plautus, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding
Translated by Richard C. Beacham
Photographs of the J. Paul Getty Museum Production, 1994
Review of the J. Paul Getty Museum Production, 1994, by Don Shirley

MEDIEVAL THEATER
The Wakefield Master, The Second Shepherds' Play
Modernized and Edited by Anthony Caputi
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1978
Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1978, by Ann Fitzgerald
Anonymous, Everyman
Modernized by Kate Franks
Photographs of the University of Chicago Theater Production, 1973
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1996
Interview with Nicholas Rudall, Director of the University of Chicago Theater Introduction, 1973, by Bradford S. Field Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1996, by Charles Spencer

RENAISSANCE ENGLISH THEATER
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus
Notes by Irving Ribner
Photographs of the Poculi Ludique Societas Production at the University of Toronto, 1984
G.B. Shand on Directing the Poculi Ludique Societas Production of Doctor Faustus at the University of Toronto, 1984
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
Notes by David L. Stevenson
Photographs of the A.J. Antoon Production at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, 1972
Review of the A.J. Antoon Production at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre, 1972, by Mel Gussow Commentary on the Collaboration of Joseph Papp and A.J. Antoon by Stewart W. Little, from Enter Joseph Papp, 1974
William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Othello
Notes by Alvin Kernan
Photographs of the National Theatre Production, 1964
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Production, Directed by Trevor Nunn, 1989
Interview with Laurence Olivier, 1964, by Kenneth Tynan Rehearsing Othello, 1964, by Kenneth Tynan Review of the National Theatre Production, 1964, by Ronald Bryden Interview with Imogen Stubbs, Marsha Hunt, and Zoe Wanamaker on Acting in Othello, 1989, by Gwyn Morgan
Ben Jonson, Volpone
Notes by Philip Brockbank
Photographs of the Royal National Theatre Production, 1995
Review of the Royal National Theatre Production, 1995, by Sarah Hemming

NEOCLASSICAL THEATER
Molière, The Misanthrope
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Photographs of the A.P.A.-Phoenix Theatre Production, 1968
Photographs from the Classic Stage Production, 1999
Review of the A.P.A.-Phoenix Theatre Production. 1968, by Clive Barnes Review of the Classic Stage Company Production, 1999, by David Barbour
Aphra Behn, The Rover
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1986
Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1986, by Benedict Nightingale
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal
Notes by George Nettleton and Arthur Case
Photographs of the Stratford Festival Production, 1970
Interview with Michael Langham, Director of the Stratford Festival Production, 1970, by Bradford S. Field, Jr.
Review of the Stratford Festival Production, 1970, by Clive Barnes
MODERN THEATER
Georg Büchner, Woyzeck
Translated by Henry J. Schmidt
Photographs of the New York Shakespeare Festival Production, 1992
Review of the New York Shakespeare Festival Production, 1992, by Mel Gussow
Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House
Translated by Michael Meyer
Photographs of the Playhouse Production, 1971
Photographs of the Belasco Theater Production, 1997
Review of the Playhouse Production, 1971, by Walter Kerr Review of the Belasco Theater Production, 1997, by Ben Brantley Interview with Janet McTeer by Peter Marks
August Strindberg, Miss Julie
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge
Photographs of the Royal Dramatic Theater of Sweden Production, 1991
Review of the Royal Dramatic Theater of Sweden Production,1991, by Mel Gussow
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest
Photographs of the Globe Theatre Production, 1939
Photographs of the National Theatre Production, 1982
Review of the National Theatre Production, 1982, by Michael Billington
John Millington Synge, In the Shadow of the Glen
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1998
John Millington Synge on the Source of the Play, 1904
Review of the Royal Shakespeare Company production, 1998, by Alastair Macaulay
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard
Translated by David Magarshack
Photographs of the Royal Shakespeare Company Production, 1995
Penelope Wilton on Playing Madame Ranevskaya
Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion
Photographs of the London Production, 1974
Review of the London Production, 1974, by Ronald Bryden
Luigi Pirandello, Six Characters in Search of An Author
Translated by Frederick May
Photographs of the Young Vic Production, 2001
a=Review of the Young Vic Production, 2001, by John Peter
Eugene O'Neill, Homecoming
(Part One of the Trilogy Mourning Becomes Electra)
Photographs of the Shakespeare Theatre Production of Mourning Becomes Electra, 1997
Designers Lee and Greenwood on Collaborating with O'Neill, 1997
Federico García Lorca, The House of Bernarda Alba
Translated by James Graham-Luján and Richard L. O'Connell
Photographs of the Lyric Hammersmith Production, 1986
Review of the Lyric Hammersmith Production, 1986 by Michael Billington
Bertolt Brecht, Galileo
Translated by Charles Laughton
Photographs of the New York Production, 1947
Review of the New York Production, 1947, by Irwin Shaw
Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Photograph of the original Broadway Production, 1949
Photographs of the Goodman Theatre Production, 1998
Making Willy Loman: A Look at Miller's Notebooks, by John Lahr, 1999
Tennessee Williams, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Photographs of the American Shakespeare Theater Production, 1974
Elizabeth Ashley on playing Maggie in the American Shakespeare Theater Production, 1974
Review of the American Shakespeare Theater Production, 1974, by Clive Barnes

CONTEMPORARY THEATER
Eugene Ionesco, The Lesson
Translated by Donald Allen
Photographs of the Phoenix Theatre Production, 1958
Review of the Phoenix Theatre Production, 1958, by Walter Kerr
Samuel Beckett, Endgame
Photographs of the Studio des Champs-Élysées Production, 1957
Photographs of the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T). Production, 1984
Photographs of the Donmar Warehouse Production, 1996
Review of the A.R.T. Production, 1984, by Mei Gusson Review of the Donmar Warehouse Production, 1996
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
Photographs of the New York Production, 1959
Sidney Poitier on playing Walter Lee Younger in the New York Production Interview with Lloyd Richards on directing the New York Production by Arthur Bartow Review of the New York Production, 1959, by Brooks Atkinson
Edward Albee, The Zoo Story
Photographs of the Provincetown Playhouse Production, 1960
Review of the Provincetown Playhouse Production, 1960, by Henry Hewes
Amiri Baraka, Dutchman
Photograph of the Cherry Lane Theater Production, 1964
Review of the Cherry Lane Theater Production, 1964, by Harold Clurman Review of the Cherry Lane Theater Production, 1964 by Howard Taubman
Harold Pinter, Landscape
Photographs of the National Theatre Production, 1994
Review of the National Theatre Production, 1994, by Nick Curtis Review of the National Theatre Production, 1994, by Alistair Macaulay
Alan Ayckbourn, Absurd Person Singular
Photographs of the Lander Production, 1973
Alan Ayckbourn on Absurd Person Singular
Wole Soyinka, Death and the King's Horseman
Photographs of the Terrace Theatre Production, 1979
Review of the Terrace Theatre Production by James Lardner, 1979
Derek Walcott, Pantomime
Photographs of the Arena Stage Production, 1981
Photographs of the Round House Theatre Production, 1998
Interview with Derek Walcott on Staging Pantomime, 2002, by Andrew Wilson
Brian Friel, Translations
Photographs of the Donmar Warehouse Production, 1993
Review of the Donmar Warehouse Production, 1993, by Nicholas de Jongh
Athol Fugard, "Master Harold" . . . and the Boys
Photographs of the Yale Repertory Theatre Production, 1982
Review of the Yale Repertory Theatre Production, 1982, by Frank Rich
Caryl Churchill, Top Girls
Photographs of the Royal Court Theatre Production, 1982
Review of the Royal Court Theatre Production, 1982, by Robert Cushman
Marsha Norman,'night, Mother
Photographs of the John Golden Theater Production, 1983
Review of the John Golden Theater Production, 1983 by Douglas Watt Review of the John Golden Theater Production, 1983 by Frank Rich
August Wilson, Fences
Photographs of the Yale Repertory Theater Production, 1985
Interview with Mary Alice and James Earl Jones, 1985, by Heather Henderson
David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly
Photographs of the New York Production, 1988
Eiko Ishiaka on Designing the 1988 production
Cherríe Moraga, Shadow of a Man
Translated by María Elena Gaitán
Photographs of the Eureka Theatre/Brava! Production, 1990
Review of of the Eureka Theatre/Brava! Production, 1990
David Mamet, Oleanna
Photographs of the Orpheum Theatre Production, 1992
Review of the Orpheum Theatre Production, 1992, by John Lahr Interview with David Mamet, 1995, by Geoffrey Norman and John Rezek (for Playboy)
Tony Kushner, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches
Photographs of the Walter Kerr Theater Production, 1993
Review of the Walter Kerr Theater Production, 1993, by Stefan Kanfer
Tom Stoppard, Arcadia
Photographs of the National Theatre Production, 1993
Review of the National Theatre Production, 1993, by Paul Taylor
Yasmina Reza, "Art"
Translated by Christopher Hampton
Photographs of the Wyndham's Theatre Production, 1996
Review of Wyndham's Theatre Production, 1996, by Sarah Hemming Review of Wyndham's Theatre Production, 1996, by Tom Lubbock
Paula Vogel, How I Learned to Drive
Photographs of the Vineyard Theatre Production, 1997
Interview with Paula Vogel, 1998, by Arthur Holbert
Suzan-Lori Parks, In the Blood
Photographs of the Joseph Papp Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival Production, 1999
Review of the Joseph Papp Public Theatre/New York Festival Production, 1999, by Margo Jefferson
IDEAS OF DRAMA: CLASSICAL TO CONTEMPORARY
Aristotle, On the Nature and Elements of Tragedy
Sir Philip Sidney, On Time and Place; on Comedy and Tragedy
Oliver Goldsmith, A Comparison Between Sentimental and Laughing Comedy
August Strindberg, Preface to Miss Julie
William Butler Yeats, First Principles
George Bernard Shaw, The Technical Novelty in Ibsen's Plays
Constantin Stanislavski, Direction and Acting
Bertolt Brecht, Theater for Pleasure or Theater for Instruction
Antonin Artaud, No More Masterpieces
Arthur Miller, Tragedy and the Common Man
Martin Esslin, Theater of the Absurd
Amiri Baraka, What is Black Theater?
Marsha Norman, Ten Golden Rules for Playwrights
Suzan-Lori Parks, Tradition and Individual Talent

APPENDICES
Appendix A: Analyzing a Play Appendix B: Film and Video Productions of Plays in Stages of Drama

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