Types of Drama: Plays and Contexts / Edition 8by Sylvan Barnet, William E. Burto, Lesley Ferris, Gerald Rabkin
Types of Drama, 8/e offers a full range of plays from ancient Greece to the present. Like the earlier editions, this collection gives strong representation of such familiar authors as the Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and O'Neill as well as to contemporary classic authors such as Miller, Williams and Churchill. New to the eighth edition are twenty-eight… See more details below
Types of Drama, 8/e offers a full range of plays from ancient Greece to the present. Like the earlier editions, this collection gives strong representation of such familiar authors as the Greek dramatists, Shakespeare, Ibsen, and O'Neill as well as to contemporary classic authors such as Miller, Williams and Churchill. New to the eighth edition are twenty-eight works including a commedia dell'arte scenario, a Noh play, an opera by Gertrude Stein, a farce by Dario Fo, Elizabeth Robins's neglected Votes for Women , and Suzan-Lori-Parks's newest play, In the Blood . For individuals interested in expanding their knowledge and critical understanding of dramatic performances, their histories and the important role of reviewers.
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Table of Contents
I. GETTING STARTED.
What is Drama?
Whom Do You Seek (Quem Quaeritis?), Anonymous.
Mistakes, Conflicts, and Audience-Awareness.
Plot, Character, Theme.
In Brief: How To Read a Play.
Trifles, Susan Glaspell.
A Second Short Play For Study: A Performer-Generated Script.
My Brazil: A Recital. Rachel Rosenthal.
Some Kinds of Drama
II. A COLLECTION OF PLAYS.
Classical Greek Theater: With a Note on Roman Drama.
Oedipus Rex, Sophocles.
Medieval Theater: England and Japan.
The Second Shepherds' Play, The Wakefield Master.
English Renaissance Theater.
Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark William Shakespeare.
Seventeenth-Century Drama: England and the Continent.
Fuente Ovejuna, Lope de Vega.
The Cid: A Tragedy, Pierre Corneille.
The Insane Asylum: A Commedia dell'arte Scenario, Anonymous.
The Rover; or, The Banished Cavaliers Aphra Behn.
Classic Modern Drama.
A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen.
Miss Julie, August Strindberg.
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, Oscar Wilde.
The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov.
Major Barbara, Bernard Shaw.
American Theater Comes of Age.
The Emperor Jones, Eugene O'Neill.
Machinal, Sophie Treadwell.
Waiting for Lefty, Clifford Odets.
The Mother of Us All, Gertrude Stein.
Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller.
The American Musical.
Gypsy: A Musical, Arthur Laurents, Stephen Sondheim, and Jule Styne.
Suddenly Last Summer, Tennessee Williams.
The Sandbox, Edward Albee.
African American Theater.
Funnyhouse of a Negro, Adrienne Kennedy.
Hispanic American Theater.
Los Vendidos, Luis Valdez
The World Stage in the Twentieth Century.
Votes for Women, Elizabeth Robins.
Purgatory, William Butler Yeats.
The Good Woman of Setzuan, Bertolt Brecht.
The Dumb Waiter, Harold Pinter.
Krapp's Last Tape: A Play in One Act, Samuel Beckett.
The Bacchae of Euripides: A Communion Rite, Wole Soyinka.
We Won't Pay, We Won't Pay! Dario Fo.
Pantomime, Derek Walcott.
Top Girls, Caryl Churchill.
The Real Thing, Tom Stoppard.
Contemporary American Visions.
True West, Sam Shepard
Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet
Terminal, Susan Yankowitz and Joseph Chaikin.
Asian American Theater.
The Dance and the Railroad, David Henry Hwang.
Fences, August Wilson.
The Conduct of Life, Maria Irene Fornes.
Fires in the Mirror, Anna Deveare Smith.
Angels in America, Part I: The Millennium Approaches, Tony Kushner.
In the Blood, Suzan-Lori Parks.
III. WRITING ABOUT DRAMA.
Writing About Drama?
Writing about a Film Based on a Play.
A Sample Student Essay, Using Sources: The Women in Death of a Salesman.
Using Electronic Sources.
A Glossary of Dramatic Terms.
List of Video Resources.
Index of Authors and Titles.
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