Types of Drama: Plays and Essays / Edition 7

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The seventh edition of Types of Drama provides a complete course in drama in an easily portable book. This text offers a full range of plays from ancient Greece to the present, along with an introductory chapter on how to read plays; biographical notes for each dramatist; introductory comments for each play; topics for critical thinking and writing for each play; critical contexts (for instance, interviews with the authors) for fourteen plays; stage histories for most plays, often including reviews or interviews with directors; five photo-essays: "The Language of Drama"; "Ancient Greek Drama Today"; "Staging Shakespeare Today"; "African Americans on the Stage"; and "Representations of Gender in the Theater"; eleven short historical essays, such as "A Note on Hispanic-American Theater" and "A Note on Women's Theater"; and a substantial glossary of dramatic terms.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780673525147
  • Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/19/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 1200
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Table of Contents

I. GETTING STARTED.

Whom Do You Seek? Anonymous.

Trifles, Susan Gaspell.

Spreading the News, Lady Gregory.

II. A COLLECTION OF PLAYS.

Oedipus Rex, Sophocles.

The Poetics, Aristotle.

King Oedipus in Canada, Tyrone Guthrie.

Directing "Oedipus," Alan MacVey.

Antigone, Sophocles.

Antigone in Modern Dress, Michael Billington.

Medea, Euripides.

Directing "Medea," L. L. West.

Medea, with Diana Rigg, David Richards.

Lysistrata, Aristophanes

The Second Shepherds' Play, The Wakefield Master.

Everyman, Anonymous.

Everyman in Toronto, John Astington.

Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe.

The Royal Shakespeare Company Production of "Dr. Faustus," Gareth Lloyd Evans.

A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare.

Directing "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Alan MacVey.

The Tragedy of King Lear, William Shakespeare.

Directing "King Lear," Alan MacVey.

The Misanthrope, MoliËre.

The Rover, Aphra Behn.

Directing "The Rover," Carol Elliot MacVey.

A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen.

Notes for the Tragedy of Modern Times, Henrik Ibsen.

Adaptation of "A Doll's House" for a German Production, Henrik Ibsen.

Speech at the Banquet of the Norwegian League for Women's Rights, Henrik Ibsen.

Directing "A Doll's House," Carol Elliot MacVey.

Miss Julie, August Strindberg.

TheImportance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde.

The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov.

Directing "The Cherry Orchard," Alan MacVey.

Peter Books' "The Cherry Orchard," Frank Rich.

Riders to the Sea, John Millington Synge.

Major Barbara, Bernard Shaw.

Overtones, Alice Gerstenberg.

The Emperor Jones, Eugene O'Neill.

A Review of "The Emeror Jones," Heywood Broun.

The Good Woman of Setzuan, Bertolt Brecht.

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams.

Production Notes, Tennessee Williams.

Directing "The Glass Menagerie," L. L. West.

Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller.

Tragedy and the Common Man and Willy Loman's Ideals, Arthur Miller.

The Lesson, Eugene Ionesco.

Ionesco: Man of Destiny, Kenneth Tynan.

A Reply to Kenneth Tynan: The Playwrite's Role, Eugene Ionesco.

The Birthday Party, Harold Pinter.

Interview, Harold Pinter.

The Sand Box, Edward Albee.

Interview, Edward Albee.

Happy Days, Samuel Beckett.

Review of "Happy Days," Mel Gussow.

The Strong Breed, Wole Soyinka.

Interview, Wole Soyinka.

Funnyhouse of a Negro, Adrienne Kennedy.

Blaxpressionism: "Funnyhouse of a Negro," Michael Feingold.

Los Vendidos, Luis Valdez.

Directing "Los Vendidos," Jorge Fuerta.

The Many Deaths of Danny Rosales, Carlos Morton.

Talking about "Danny Rosales," Carlos Morton.

And the Soul Shall Dance, Wakako Yamauchi.

Directing "And the Soul Shall Dance," Tisa Chang.

Directing "And the Soul Shall Dance," Kati Kuroda.

Shango Diaspora: An African-American Myth of Womanhood and Love, Angela Jackson.

Master Harold...and the Boys, Athol Fugard.

From Notebooks...1960-1977, Athol Fugard.

'night Mother, Marsha Norman.

Interview, Marsha Norman.

The Sound of a Voice, David Henry Hwang.

Thoughts about "Ethnic Theatre," David Henry Hwang.

Review of "The Sound of a Voice," Sid Smith.

The Man in a Case, Wendy Wasserstein.

Fences, August Wilson.

Talking about "Fences," August Wilson.

On Tidy Endings, Harvey Fierstein.

Oleanna, David Mamet.

Talking about Drama, David Mamet.

Our Country's Good, Timberlake Wertenbaker.

III. WRITING.

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